Lyre crab

The “Scientifics” often sketched the wildlife specimens they came across during their travels. After careful study, many specimens then became dinner! The Wilkes Expedition discovered thousands of new plant and animal species. These images come from the volumes of the expedition’s findings.

Caption:
Lyre crab, Northwest coast (Maoidea, Hyas Lyratus, Chorilla Longpipes)
Type: Illustration
Image Date: 1855
Credit: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Origin: Smithsonian Institution
Creator: James Dwight Dana
SIL 19-21-035b
Navigators & Inventors
 
Lyre crab, Northwest coast (Maoidea, Hyas Lyratus, Chorilla Longpipes)