Classification
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  • Russian
    • Высшие раки
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 軟甲綱
  • Scientific Names
    • Malacostraca
  • English
    • Malacostracans
  • Spanish
    • Cangrejos, langostas y camarones

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Mangrove Root Crab Goniopsis cruentata

Observer

finatic

Date

July 17, 2015 02:19 PM PDT

Description

Palm Beach County, Florida, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, and Allies Superorder Eucarida

Observer

amybird

Date

August 31, 2015 06:26 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Left-handed Hermit Crab Calcinus laevimanus

Observer

haasmiddlegrades

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

It was small and was wearing a small black shell.
It was crawling on a rock.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Left-handed Hermit Crab Calcinus laevimanus

Observer

haasmiddlegrades

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

It was in a small black shell.
It was crawling around on a rock with it's big left claw.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Long-claw Hermit Crab Pagurus longicarpus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

The common near-shore hermit crab. Numbers collected via scallop dredge today.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Rock Crab Cancer irroratus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Single male specimen collected via dredge today.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flat-clawed Hermit Crab Pagurus pollicaris

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

At least 5 specimens collected via scallop dredge today. All inhabiting moon snail shells.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Portly Spider Crab Libinia emarginata

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Approximately 15 adult specimens collected via dredge today after 20 minutes of towing. At least one female possessed early stage (bright orange / red) eggs. Both males and females collected. any number of smaller specimens (

Photos / Sounds

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What

Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Large specimen hiding under rock behind boathouse in 1m of water.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

We have several species of Palaemonetes here in Woods Hole. Common grass shrimp that is abundant on our dock pilings in the summer. This photo was taken in the MBL Eel Pond boathouse.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

True Crabs Infraorder Brachyura

Observer

dmphillips

Date

August 30, 2015 04:03 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Shore Crab Hemigrapsus oregonensis

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 19, 2015 10:27 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Malacostraca is the largest of the six classes of crustaceans, containing over 25,000 extant species, divided among 16 orders. Its members display a greater diversity of body forms than any other class of animals, and include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, krill, woodlice, scuds (Amphipoda), mantis shrimp and many other less familiar animals. They are abundant in all marine environments and have also colonised freshwater and terrestrial habitats. They are united by a common Bauplan, comprising 20 body...

No range data available.