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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

tiyumq

Date

January 14, 2017 03:34 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

tiyumq

Date

January 11, 2017 01:46 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

dlbowls

Date

January 11, 2017 04:08 PM PST

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Square

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Date

January 11, 2017 04:36 PM PST

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Square

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

October 19, 2014

Place

Lembeh (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotted Porcelain Crab Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

April 3, 2014

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Square

What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

johnb-nz

Date

December 16, 2016 05:00 PM NZDT

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Square

What

Flat Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

swimmerbk

Date

December 13, 2016 04:17 PM PST

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Square

What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

hawnzd

Date

December 12, 2016 10:29 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

December 13, 2016 03:37 PM EST

Description

A juvenile I presume? It had been living in an empty shell.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 3, 2016 01:48 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

kate_curtis

Date

December 3, 2016 03:48 PM +14
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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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