Leach's Spider Crab
The Leach's spider crab is commonly found living with Snakelocks anenome but this does not appear to be the case in Strangford Lough. They are most commonly seen in Ringhaddy Sound but more recently we have spotted them on the wreck of MY Alastor.
The numbers of the species have been relatively unknown in Strangford Lough. Project Baseline is therefore notifying the Centre for Environmental Data and recording (CEDaR) on all the sightings of this species. It is not currently believed to be at risk but could be affected by human activity such as fishing that relies on dredging such as scallop fishing.