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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

peabodysherman

Date

August 10, 2014 03:00 PM PDT

Description

Intertidal Rocks, under Rock
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Female crab
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Note hairiness of legs, especially second segment from body
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Ventral view with possible parasite on carapace, near tip of telson
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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chocolate Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 16, 2014 09:53 AM PDT

Description

About 1/2".

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chocolate Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 16, 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Description

About 1".

Photos / Sounds

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What

chocolate porcelain crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 07:36 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 07:58 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

flat porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

chrissypio

Date

July 12, 2014 11:17 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

chrissypio

Date

July 12, 2014 11:17 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

chocolate porcelain crab Petrolisthes manimaculis

Observer

chrissypio

Date

July 13, 2014 11:16 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

chrissypio

Date

July 12, 2014 11:13 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

chrissypio

Date

July 12, 2014 11:13 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

chrissypio

Date

July 12, 2014 11:13 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.