Striped Shore Crab (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption The striped shore crab (Pachygrapsus crassipes) is a small crab found all along the West Coast of North America, and it is extremely abundant in Elkhorn Slough. Credit K. Beheshti Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.