Amazing Observations from Around the World!

Greetings to all 1,362 members of Crabs of the World! Thanks so much for adding your observations to this project, as they’re not automatically added; and please remember: NO shrimp or crayfish!

We now have 2,298 species in this project, 28 more than my last post two months ago. Every few months I first focus on some species that are new to iNaturalist, and then some others that are fabulous. Please notify me if yours is new, otherwise I probably won’t know! Here are some of the new crabs:

•A Rathbunaria orientalis found by @sharmaine3 in Australia, a find that was highlighted in the media:

•A Petrolisthes glasselli (a Porcelain Crab) last year by ...more ↓

Posted on March 09, 2024 11:34 PM by wendy5 wendy5 | 1 comment | 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 about eleven years ago, I began to ...more ↓

wendy5 created this project on May 22, 2016
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