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Family: Albuneidae mole crabs (See list of species below)

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26 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Albunea bulla
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Albunea catherinae
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Albunea elioti
[mole crabs]
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Albunea gibbesii
[surf mole crab]
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Albunea holthuisi
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Albunea lucasia
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Albunea marquisiana
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Albunea microps
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Albunea paretii
[beach mole crab]
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Albunea speciosa
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Albunea steinitzi
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Albunea symmista
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Austrolepidopa caledonia
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Austrolepidopa schmitti
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Austrolepidopa trigonops
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Blepharipoda occidentalis
[spiny mole crab]
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Lepidopa benedicti
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Lepidopa richmondi
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Lepidopa websteri
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Paralbunea dayriti
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Paralbunea mariellae
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Paralbunea paradoxa
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Squillalbunea scutelloides
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Stemonopa insignis
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Zygopa michaelis
[blind mole crab]
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Zygopa nortoni
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26 Species of Family Albuneidae
(mole crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Albunea bulla Pacific Ocean.
Albunea catherinae Western Central Atlantic.
Albunea elioti mole crabs Indo-Pacific
Albunea gibbesii surf mole crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Albunea holthuisi Indo-West Pacific.
Albunea lucasia Eastern Pacific
Albunea marquisiana Pacific Ocean
Albunea microps Indo-West Pacific
Albunea paretii beach mole crab Atlantic Ocean
Albunea speciosa Indo-Pacific
Albunea steinitzi Western Indian Ocean.
Albunea symmista Indo-Pacific
Austrolepidopa caledonia Indo-West Pacific 1.15 CL
Austrolepidopa schmitti Western Central Pacific
Austrolepidopa trigonops Eastern Indian Ocean
Blepharipoda occidentalis spiny mole crab Eastern Pacific
Lepidopa benedicti Western Central Atlantic
Lepidopa richmondi Western Central Atlantic.
Lepidopa websteri Western Central Atlantic.
Paralbunea dayriti Indo-Pacific 1.48 CL
Paralbunea mariellae Indo-West Pacific
Paralbunea paradoxa Western Central Pacific 0.8 CL
Squillalbunea scutelloides Indo-Pacific.
Stemonopa insignis Eastern Indian Ocean
Zygopa michaelis blind mole crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Zygopa nortoni Western Central Pacific



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