Classification
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All Names

  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 十足目
  • Russian
    • Десятиногие ракообразные
  • Belarusian
    • Дзесяціногія ракападобныя
  • Scientific Names
    • Decapoda
  • English
    • Decapods
    • Crabs, Shrimp, and Lobsters
  • Spanish
    • Cangrejos, langostas y camarones
  • Japanese
    • 十脚目
    • エビ目

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Recent observations

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Hairy Hermit Crab Pagurus hirsutiusculus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2016

Description

I thought there were hundreds of Nucella snails gathered at the base of a large boulder during the minus tide. It turned out to be Pagurus hirsutiusculus (Hairy Hermit Crab) inside the empty shells. I didn't know they congregated in such large numbers.

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Blackclaw Crestleg Crab Lophopanopeus bellus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2016

Description

This 1" Lophopanopeus bellus bellus (Black-clawed crab; aka Blackclaw crestleg crab) was lounging inside an empty Giant Acorn Barnacle shell.

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 12, 2016 09:35 AM PDT

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Dungeness Crab Metacarcinus magister

Observer

ianvanwert

Date

June 24, 2016 08:04 PM PDT

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Purple Shore Crab Hemigrapsus nudus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 24, 2016 08:06 AM PDT

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Tuna Crab Pleuroncodes planipes

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 24, 2016 09:02 AM PDT

Description

No live ones seen, but plenty of fresh claws and red Heerman's Gull poop.

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Striped Shore Crab Pachygrapsus crassipes

Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 12, 2016 08:56 AM PDT

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California Spiny Lobster Panulirus interruptus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 12, 2016 09:18 AM PDT

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Tuna Crab Pleuroncodes planipes

Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 12, 2016 11:19 AM PDT

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Sheep Crab Loxorhynchus grandis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 24, 2016 12:18 PM PDT

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Red Rock Crab Cancer productus

Observer

gbentall

Date

June 24, 2016 03:18 PM PDT

Description

Benthic surveys, Elkhorn Slough

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Shore Crabs Family Grapsidae

Observer

legolaws

Date

June 23, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

The decapods or Decapoda (literally "ten-footed") are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns and shrimp. Most decapods are scavengers. The order is estimated to contain nearly 15,000 species in around 2,700 genera, with approximately 3,300 fossil species. Nearly half of these species are crabs, with the shrimp (c. 3000 species) and Anomura (including hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, squat lobsters: (c. 2500 species), making up the bulk...

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