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Already in 2021: 77 new species for Crabs of the World!

Greetings to all 602 members of Crabs of the World! Every few months I feature new or unusual crab observations that have been added to our project. This time we have new species recently added by people in Australia and China; then eight gorgeous crab observations around the world; and finally a focus on a one-week diving project in one bay in Hawaii that produced 37 new species for Crabs of the World. This year we have already added 77 more crab species to the project, bringing us to 1,594. Our goal is 2,000!

Here are the new species:

A Fultodromia nodipes by @streglystendec in Australia:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/29604635

Two Eurasian Freshwater Crabs by @crabsworldwide in Hainan, China—
a ...more ↓

Posted on April 07, 2021 17:27 by wendy5 wendy5 | 5 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 nine years ago, I began to ...more ↓

Mini wendy5 created this project on May 22, 2016
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