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Alpheidae

Snapping shrimps

Common name & details

Synalpheus stimpsoni Stimpson's snapping shrimp on crinoid
   
   
   
   
   
     

Atyidae

Freshwater shrimps

Common name & details

Paratya curvirostris endemic New Zealand fr4eshwater shrimp (family Atyidae) Paratya curvirostris New Zealand freshwater shrimp
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

Cancridae

Dungeness crabs

Common name & details

Cancer novaezelandiae New Zealand rock crab
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

Coenobitidae

Land hermit crabs, robber crabs

Common name & details

Birgus latro Coconut crab or robber crab
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

Diogenidae

Hermit crabs

Common name & details

Blue-eyed hermit crab Hermit crab (Sea of Cortez)
Dardanus guttatus Hermit crab (Fiji)
Dardanus lagopodes Hermit crab (Raja Ampat)
Dardanus megistos Hermit crab (Raja Ampat)
Dardanus pedunculatus  
     
     

Galatheidae

Squat lobsters

Common name & details

Allogalathea elegans Elegant squat lobster on crinoid (Fiji)
Porcellanella haigae Haig's porcelain crab (Philippines)
   
   
   
     
     

Gecarcinidae

Land Crabs

Common name & details

moon crab thumbnail Cardisoma sp A. Land crab (Fiji)
Cardisoma sp. B. Land crab (Fiji)
Cardisoma guanhumi Blue land crab (Belize)
Gecarcinus quadratus Halloween or moon crab (captive)
 
   
     

Gnathophyllidae

Bumblebee shrimps

Common name & details

Gnathophyllum americanum Bumblebee shrimp (female)
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

Grapsidae

Shore crabs and land crabs

Common name & details

Geograpsus crinipes Brown land crab (Fiji)
Grapsus albolineatus Swift-footed rock crab (Fiji)
Helice crassa New Zealand tunneling mud crab
Varuna litterata Freshwater crab megalopae migrating (Fiji)
   
   
     
     

Hippolytidae

Cleaner shrimps, coral shrimps

Common name & details

Lysmata amboinensis White-banded cleaner shrimp
Parhippolyte uveae Red cave prawn, uradamu
Tozeuma species Tozeuma shrimp (Lembeh Straits)
Tozeuma armatus Banded Tozeuma shrimp (Raja Ampat)
   
   
     

Hymenosomatidae

False spider crabs

Common name & details

Trigonoplax unguiformis Triangle crab (Fiji, marine)
   
   
   
   
     

Inachidae

Spider, Arrow and decorator crabs

Common name & details

Panamic arrow crab thumbnail Oncinopus species Orangutan crab (Raja Ampat)
Stenorhynchus debilis Panamic arrow crab (Sea of Cortez)
Stenorhynchus seticornis Arrow crab (Belize)
   
   
   
   
     
     

Majidae

Spider and decorator crabs

Common name & details

Cyclocoeloma tuberculata Decorator crab covered in anemones (Sulawesi)
Hoplophrys oatesii Soft coral crab on soft coral (Sulawesi)
Mithrax spinosissimus King crab (Belize)
Naxioides taurus Soft coral crab on seafan (Raja Ampat)
Notomithrax ursus Camouflage crab (New Zealand)
  Schizophrys aspersa Spider crab on seafan (Fiji)
  Unidentified decorator crab Decorator crab (Sea of Cortez)
  Xenocarcinus conicus Conical crab (Raja Ampat)
  Xenocarcinus tuberculatus Wire coral crab (Fiji?)
     

Menippidae

Stone crabs

Common name & details

giant tasmanian crab Pseudocarinus gigas Tasmanian giant crab (Tasmania)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Mysidae

Opossum shrimps

Common name & details

msyid brackish water shrimp thumbnail Tenagomysis novaezealandiae Opossum shrimp (New Zealand endemic)
   
   
   
   
   
     
     
     

Ocypodidae

Fiddler crabs and ghost crabs

Common name & details

Ocypode ceratopthalma Ghost crab (Fiji)
Ocypode cordimana Little ghost crab (Fiji)
Uca crassipes Red-clawed fiddler crab (Sulawesi)
Uca dussumieri Fiddler crab (Sulawesi)
Uca perplexa Yellow-clawed fiddler crab (Sulawesi)
Uca tetragonon Fiddler crab (Sulawesi)
  Uca vocans Fiddler crab (Sulawesi)
     
     

Palaemonidae

Rock shrimps and commensal shrimps

Common name & details

Ancylomenes holthuisi Holthuis' anemone shrimp (Philippines)
Ancylomenes magnifica Magnificent anemone shrimp (Philippines)
Ancylomenes venustus Graceful anemone shrimp (Philippines)
Laomenes species Crinoid commensal shrimp (Raja Ampat)
Laomenes species 2? Crinoid commensal shrimp (Raja Ampat)
Palaemon affinis New Zealand coastal shrimp
Periclimenes brevicarpalis Anemone shrimp
Periclimenes kororensis Mushroom coral shrimp (Raja Ampat)
Periclimenes pedersoni Pederson's cleaning shrimp (Belize)
Periclimenes psamathe Black coral shrimp (Raja Ampat)
Periclimenes sarasvati Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp (Raja Ampat)
  Periclimenes soror "Imperial" shrimp on cushionstar (Fiji)
  Periclimenes tenuipes? Shrimp (Fiji)
  Periclimenes tosaensis? Anemone shrimp
  Pontonides species Black coral shrimp (Raja Ampat)
  Pontonides ankeri Anker's whip coral shrimp (Taveuni and Raja Ampat)
  Vir philippinensis Bubble coral shrimp (Sulawesi)
     

Paguridae

Hermit crabs

Common name & details

Paguritta hermit crab thumbnail Manucomplanus varians Staghorn hermit crab (Sea of Cortez)
Paguritta corallicola Stars and stripes hermit crab (Fiji)
Paguritta harmsi Coral hermit crab (Raja Ampat)
   
   
   
     

Palinuridae

Spiny lobsters, rock lobsters, langouste

Common name & details

Jasus edwardsii New Zealand rock loster or crayfish
Panulirus versicolor Painted spiny lobster (Fiji)
   
   
   
     
     

Parastacidae

Freshwater crayfish

Common name & details

Cherax destructor Yabby (Australia)
Euastacus armatus Giant Murray River crayfish (Australia)
Paranethrops zealandicus New Zealand freshwater crayfish (rare blue morph)
   
   
     
     

Porcellanidae

Porcelain crabs

Common name & details

thumbnail of Neopetrolisthes maculata Spotted porcelain crab, Raja Ampat, West Papua Lissoporcellana nakasonei Soft coral porcelain crab (Raja Ampat)
Neopetrolisthes maculata Porcelain crab on sea anemone (Raja Ampat)
Petrolisthes elongatus New Zealand porcelain crab (New Zealand)
   
   
     
     

Rhynchocinetidae

Hinge-beak shrimps

Common name

Cinetorhynchus species Hinge-beak shrimp (Raja Ampat)
Rhyncocinetus durbanensis Durban hinge-beak shrimp (Raja Ampat)
   
   
   
   
     

Scyllaridae

Slipper lobsters

Common name

slipper lobster Scyllarides Slipper lobster (Belize)
Scyllarides astori Rock slipper lobster (Sea of Cortze)
   
   
   
   
     

Sesarmidae

Land Crabs

Common name

Sesarma impressum, land crab Labuanium rotundatum? Golden tree crab (Fiji)
Sesarma impressum Purple land crab (Fiji)
Rough-clawed Solomons land crab Unidentified rough-clawed land crab (Solomon Islands)
Solomon Islands red-clawed land crab Unidentified red-clawed land crab (Solomon Islands)
Unidentified red-clawed land crab Unidentified red-clawed land crab (Fiji)
   
     

Stenopodidae

Boxer shrimps

Common name

Stenopus hispidus Banded coral shrimp, barber pole shrimp
   
   
   
   
   
     

Thalassinidae

   
mangrove mud lobster thumbnail Thalassina anomala Mangrove mud lobster (Fiji)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Trapeziidae

Coral Crabs

Common name

Quadrella coronata, Crowned coral crab, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat thumbnail Quadrella coronata Crowned coral crab (Raja Ampat)
Quadrella maculosa Black Coral Crab (Raja Ampat)
Trapezia tigrina Red-spotted guard crab (Raja Ampat)
   
   
   
     

Xanthidae

Round crabs

Common name

Carpilius maculatus Spotted reef crab Kri Eco, Raja Ampat Carpilius convexus Convex crab (Raja Ampat)
Carpilius maculatus Spotted reef crab (Raja Ampat)
Entetus dentatus Many-toothed spooner crab (Raja Ampat)
   
   
   

 

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