We Have Met Our Goal- Over 2,000 Species!

Congratulations, everyone, all the 1,329 members of Crabs of the World! After seven years, we have surpassed our goal of 2,000 species, and now have 2,147, which is 153 more than my last post. (Quick reminder— Everyone, please add your crab observations to this project, as they are not automatically added. Thank you so much to everyone who adds them.)

First, every few months I focus on some species that are new to iNaturalist. Please notify me if you have a new species, otherwise I probably won’t know. Here are some spectacular new crabs by @uwkwaj in the Marshall Islands (these need confirmation for Research Grade):
A Chalaroachaeus curvipes (Spider/Decorator Crab):
A Tweedieia laysani (Round Crab)
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Posted on May 28, 2023 05:07 PM by wendy5 wendy5 | 0 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 about eleven years ago, I began to ...more ↓

wendy5 created this project on May 22, 2016
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