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Anniversary of Crabs of the World

Today marks the 4th anniversary of Crabs of the World. Thanks to all 505 of you marine biologists, photographers, and crab enthusiasts, we now have 1,383 species! To mark the occasion, here are some links to newsworthy observations. First are several species that are new to iNaturalist in the past two months. These four are now Research Grade:

•A Bythograea thermydron by @prokhozhyj in the East-Pacific Rise of the Pacific Ocean in 2003:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/41947918

•A handful of Mictyris occidentals (Soldier Crabs) by @matthew_connors in 2014 in Australia:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/45144713

•A colorful Pagurus prelates ...more ↓

Posted on May 22, 2020 16:15 by wendy5 wendy5 | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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This project is not limited to True Crabs (decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, generally having a thick exoskeleton and one pair of claws); it includes the infraorder Anomura and other "crabs:" hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs. (But not horseshoe crabs or shrimp.) I started this project because after moving to the Pacific Northwest eight years ago, I began to explore the ...more ↓

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