A New Banner Image for 2019

Happy 2019 from Crabs of the World! To begin a new year, we have a new photograph as the banner image: Paguritta vittata (Striped Coral Hermit Crab), thanks to @harazaki on Yakushima Island in Japan. I hope you will take a moment to enjoy all of his amazing crab photos:

A little over a month ago, in celebration of the 2 1/2 year anniversary of this project, there were 1,042 species. Now we have 1116, as we've already added 74 more. Thanks to all the 371 members—marine biologists, crab taxonomists, scuba divers, and beach walkers— who have added so many astonishing crabs. Here are some new ones you may appreciate, starting with two that aren’t yet identified:

A spectacular polka-dotted crab (not yet ...more ↓

Posted on January 02, 2019 04:21 AM by wendy5 wendy5 | 1 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 over seven years ago, I began to explore ...more ↓

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