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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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What

Cabrillo Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cabrilloi

Date

November 13, 2016 03:02 PM PST

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

d_kluza

Date

November 30, 2016 12:51 PM TOT

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What

Spotted Porcelain Crab Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Observer

richardling

Date

July 11, 2005 08:03 PM AEST

Description

A Red-spotted Porcelain Crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) on anemone (Cryptodendrum adhaesivum)

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What

Cabrillo Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cabrilloi

Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 13, 2016 03:02 PM PST

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

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petro925

Date

November 16, 2016 03:02 PM PST

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What

Cabrillo Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cabrilloi

Observer

finatic

Date

November 13, 2016 01:57 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

A fun outing with the Natural History Club of San Diego State University, @jaykeller and @matthew_salkiewicz

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Observer

apatten

Date

November 12, 2016 04:30 PM PST

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

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simonnicholas

Date

April 4, 2016 10:33 AM NZST

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What

Flat Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

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feroh

Date

October 13, 2016 01:56 PM PDT

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

bobcat88

Date

October 13, 2016 01:58 PM PDT

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

gus320

Date

October 13, 2016 02:05 PM NZDT

Description

Approx. 1.3cm. Many much smaller ones about, hiding under the rocks at low tide. A common crab on this beach.

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What

Flat Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

easmeds

Date

September 18, 2016 08:53 AM PDT

Description

Found hiding beneath an empty abalone shell in the intertidal.

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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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