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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

stbobservations

Date

July 18, 2016 02:02 PM NZST

Description

Found at low tide

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

vieve2015

Date

July 21, 2016 10:53 AM PDT

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

sarka

Date

July 18, 2016 07:21 AM PDT

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

February 4, 2016 02:50 PM AEDT

Description

Nestled amongst Carpet Stars in a tide pool.

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

canaryrockfish

Date

July 10, 2016 09:27 AM PDT

Description

found tucked between rocks, this one is filter feeding. southern rock pile cobble 30 ft.

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What

Spotted Porcelain Crab Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Date

June 18, 2016

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What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 7, 2016 08:15 AM PDT

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What

Flat Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

kestrel

Date

July 7, 2016 08:07 AM PDT

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What

Chocolate Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

dpom

Date

June 23, 2016 08:04 AM PDT

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 19, 2016

Description

This Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) has a darker carapace than another I found of the same size, 1". The detail is beautiful!

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 19, 2016

Description

This 1" Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) was paler than another I found. There were dozens of tiny ones.

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Observer

kestrel

Date

June 11, 2016 11:15 AM MST
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Description from Wikipedia

Porcelain crabs are decapod crustaceans in the widespread family Porcellanidae, which superficially resemble true crabs. They are typically less than 15 mm (0.6 in) wide, and have flattened bodies as an adaptation for living in rock crevices. They are delicate, readily losing limbs when attacked, and use their large claws for maintaining territories.

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