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    • Porcellanidae
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    • Porcelain Crabs

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Recent observations

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Thickclaw Porcelain Crab Pachycheles rudis

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kevinhintsa

Date

December 11, 2008 03:25 PM PST

Description

From past files .

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Spotted Porcelain Crab Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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james5

Date

July 14, 2015

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Spotted Porcelain Crab Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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blogie

Date

July 22, 2012 01:19 PM CST

Description

This crab lives commensally with sea anemones, and is a filter feeder.

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Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 15, 2015

Description

When I find a porcelain crab, I always check the thumb joint and mouthpieces to see if they are blue or red. These are blue, so it's a Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab).

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New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

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kslixxa

Date

July 6, 2015

Description

The little mud crab

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New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

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gplacido23

Date

July 6, 2015

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Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

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wendy5

Date

July 1, 2015

Description

This is a beautiful Petrolisthes eriomerus (Flattop Crab) with a 1" carapace, a porcelain crab identified with its blue joints. It was under a rock during a minus tide.

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pubescent porcelain crab Pachycheles pubescens

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kestrel

Date

June 17, 2015 09:24 AM PDT

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maximiliano

Date

June 13, 2015

Description

Crustacean that lives in the low intertidal zone , is under the rocks. Chelae has a pair of three pairs of walking legs and a pair of modified legs.

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Flattop Crab Petrolisthes eriomerus

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rjadams55

Date

February 19, 2012

Description

These small porcelain crabs were quite common under rocks in the mid-intertidal.

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What

Porcelain Crabs Family Porcellanidae

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seanpinoobers

Date

June 5, 2015

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joellle

Date

June 6, 2015 08:59 AM 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.

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