Find this crab in eelgrass beds, seaweed or kelp. Look for orange tipped claws.
This interesting crab is also called a Decorator Kelp Crab. For some reason, they literally decorate their rostrum (snout) with bits of seaweed, sponges and bryzoa. Sometimes you can observe them “primping.”
Graceful Kelp Crabs have a large rostrom (snout) with points far apart.
Their carapace (shell) is bumpy not smooth like the Northern Kelp Crab, but they are delicate looking like other kelp crabs.