Some Special Crab Observations

It's exciting to see so many new crab species form part of this project, "Crabs of the World." We now have 1255 species, up 56 since my post just three months ago. I feel compelled to share some of the highlights, extraordinary crabs photographed expertly by a few of our 424 members:

A Nepinnotheres novaezelandiae, a first for iNaturalist, by @crispychipp in New Zealand:

An unusual Prismatopus aculeates by @ondrej-radosta in the Andaman Sea:

An artistic Scopimera inflata (Sand Bubbler) by ...more ↓

Posted on August 18, 2019 14:59 by wendy5 wendy5 | 4 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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