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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ivanparr

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

dremsen

Date

November 13, 2014

Place

Woods Hole (Google, OSM)

Description

Collected with Chaetopterus in Buzzards Bay. Divers Scott and Bill.

Photos / Sounds

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 18, 2014 09:59 AM NZDT

Description

With one lost pincer, healed up.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

dpom

Date

November 5, 2014 02:32 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 5, 2014 02:54 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

October 31, 2014 04:02 PM NZDT

Description

Half crabs are incredibly abundant under the intertidal rocks. Most are grey but are few of the larger ones are intense blue.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

October 31, 2014 03:47 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

m_prebus

Date

October 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Half crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

m_jon

Date

June 29, 2014 10:07 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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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
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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.