Cancer Arenius: The Sand Crab.
These Crabs are usually about the Size of the Figure, most of them
light brown or dusky white. It hath eight Legs and two Claws, one
of which is twice the Bigness of the other; These Claws serve them
both to defend and feed themselves with. The Head has two square
Holes which are Recepticles for its Eyes, out of which it thrusts
them and draw them in again at Pleasure. Their Abode is on the sandy
Shoars of Ilathera, and many others of the Bahama-Islands.
They run very fast, and retreat from Danger into little deep Holes
they make in the Sand.
Lithophyton pinnatum purpureum asperum.
This grows usually between three and four Foot high, with three
or four tapering stiff Stalks, with a few smaller ones branching
from them; these Stalks are thick set with single Sprigs of about
two Inches long; the whole Plant incrusted with a purple Bark, which
being rubbed off, the inner Part appears of a shining black like