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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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Observer

kueda

Date

October 31, 2014 03:47 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

m_prebus

Date

October 11, 2014

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What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

June 29, 2014 10:07 AM NZST

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What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

June 29, 2014 10:01 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

June 28, 2014 09:50 AM NZST

Description

Abundant. Many under close to every rock in the mid and low tide zones.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

April 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

hazara

Date

February 15, 2014 12:35 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

debral

Date

November 28, 2013 09:23 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

November 15, 2013 10:41 AM NZDT

Description

One of the many thousands of half crabs under the rocks in the rocky intertidal zone of Corsair Bay. This was the only crab species we found and it was extraordinarily abundant.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

March 11, 2006 09:59 AM NZDT

Description

ECOL306 field trip
Kaikoura Peninsula
Canterbury
New Zealand

Photos / Sounds

Observer

m_jon

Date

November 3, 2002 11:36 AM NZDT

Description

half crab on the beach amongst rocks

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

kueda

Date

October 8, 2014 04:20 PM PDT
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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.

No range data available.