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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

bobcat88

Date

September 22, 2016 10:02 AM PDT

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What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 16, 2016 09:49 AM PDT

Description

This Pachycheles rudis (Thickclaw Porcelain Crab) with a 1" carapace is right-handed.

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Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

wendy5

Date

September 16, 2016 09:57 AM PDT

Description

This Pachycheles rudis (Thickclaw Porcelain Crab) with a 1" carapace is left-handed and was under a rock w/6 other crabs. I've never seen so many as today, when there were dozens under rocks.

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

heni

Date

September 10, 2016 01:52 PM NZST

Description

This crab is dead but I don't usually come across these so took a photo, anyway.

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What

Flat Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

wisel

Date

September 4, 2016 10:32 AM PDT

Description

This crab was only an inch or two wide.

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Observer

cedric_lee

Date

September 1, 2016 02:40 PM PDT

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Observer

cedric_lee

Date

September 1, 2016 02:36 PM PDT

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What

Chocolate Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 18, 2016 06:18 AM PDT

Description

Breeding colors, lovely!

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

thomasbarbin

Date

April 23, 2016 01:39 AM PDT

Description

Not confident on identification.

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Flat Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

delaney4

Date

August 3, 2016 08:51 AM PDT

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Date

July 15, 2016

Description

Taller de biodiversidad escuela de integración Caleta Los Hornos

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

horterka

Date

August 2, 2016 12:18 AM NZST
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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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