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Recent observations

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

dilawer

Date

April 30, 2016 11:21 AM PDT

Place

Malibu, CA (Google, OSM)

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What

Hairy Porcelain Crab Porcellana platycheles

Observer

jpsilva

Date

April 10, 2012 11:17 AM WEST

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Hairy Porcelain Crab Porcellana platycheles

Observer

jpsilva

Date

March 22, 2012 12:40 PM WET

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 10, 2016

Description

This Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) measured about 2" across its carapace.

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Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

April 10, 2016

Description

This poor Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) has only one pincer. The blue line along the edge is something I haven't seen before on this species.

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

et11535

Date

November 14, 2015 12:00 PM EST

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What

Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

gwark

Date

May 7, 2012 12:18 PM AKDT

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Observer

liittschwager

Date

November 28, 2012 06:18 PM PST

Description

Specimen #: BBEL_0061, Collection Event #: BLIZ_005, Common Name: porcelain crab, Scientific Name: Petrolisthes sp., Magnification: 1.5x, Location: Smithsonian Institution's Field Station on Carrie Bow Cay, Belize

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What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

rudyard

Date

March 19, 2016 12:59 PM PDT

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Date

June 25, 2015

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What

Cabrillo Porcelain Crab Petrolisthes cabrilloi

Date

March 6, 2016 01:46 PM PST

Description

Apparently the hairs on all legs, red spot between fingers, and greenish tint are typical of cabrilloi.

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What

Spotted Porcelain Crab Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

December 30, 2015 09:30 AM AWST
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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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