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Recent observations

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

juicy

Date

February 10, 2016 05:26 PM NZDT

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What

Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 7, 2016 04:35 PM PST

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What

pubescent porcelain crab Pachycheles pubescens

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kestrel

Date

February 6, 2016 04:23 PM PST

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What

flat porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

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loarie

Date

February 6, 2016 05:55 PM UTC

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 17, 2016 04:20 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 11, 2016

Description

Common under rocks in the intertidal.

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 12, 2016

Description

Very common under rocks in the intertidal zone.

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Observer

kmerrill

Date

January 23, 2016 03:34 PM PST

Description

Tiny: about 3/4 inch

Photos / Sounds

What

flat porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes

Observer

naturalist619

Date

August 24, 2015

Description

I found this crab lying dead on a rock. I'm guessing it's a hermit crab without its shell.

Photos / Sounds

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What

New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 6, 2016

Description

Common under rocks near and in the water.

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

Observer

mbowser

Date

September 6, 2015

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Observer

kestrel

Date

January 1, 2016 03:34 PM PST
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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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