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    • カニダマシ科
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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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What

Chocolate Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

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dpom

Date

June 23, 2016 08:04 AM PDT

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 19, 2016

Description

This Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) has a darker carapace than another I found of the same size, 1". The detail is beautiful!

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 19, 2016

Description

This 1" Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) was paler than another I found. There were dozens of tiny ones.

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Observer

kestrel

Date

June 11, 2016 11:15 AM MST

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kestrel

Date

June 11, 2016 09:30 AM MST

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

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simonnicholas

Date

April 4, 2016 12:15 PM NZST

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What

Chocolate Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

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kestrel

Date

June 10, 2016 09:10 AM MST

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rebeccafay

Date

June 8, 2016 09:43 AM MST

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rebeccafay

Date

June 8, 2016 09:40 AM MST

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kestrel

Date

June 9, 2016 09:41 AM MST

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 5, 2016

Description

Here's a blue Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab), with a carapace

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 5, 2016

Description

Here's a brown Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab), with a carapace

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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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