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Family: Epialtidae (See list of species below)

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113 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthonyx limbatus
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Acanthonyx petiverii
[jacknife spider crab]
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Acanthophrys cristimanus
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Chorilia longipes
[longhorn decorator crab]
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Chorinus heros
[shorthorn decorator crab]
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Criocarcinus superciliosus
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Doclea armata
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Doclea canalifera
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Doclea canaliformis
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Doclea muricata
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Doclea ovis
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Epialtus bituberculatus
[variegate spider crab]
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Epialtus dilatatus
[winged mime crab]
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Epialtus kingsleyi
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Epialtus longirostris
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Garthinia disica
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Guinotinia cordis
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Guinotinia lehouarnoi
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Hoplophrys oatesi
[dendronephtya crab]
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Huenia bifurcata
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Huenia brevifrons
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Huenia heraldica
[arrowhead crab]
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Huenia pacifica
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Huenia proteus
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Hyastenus borradailei
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Hyastenus elatus
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Hyastenus hilgendorfi
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Hyastenus inermis
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Hyastenus planasius
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Hyastenus sebae
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Hyastenus spinosus
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Hyastenus subinermis
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Hyastenus uncifer
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Lahaina agassizi
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Lahaina ovata
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Laubierinia carinata
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Laubierinia nodosa
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Leptomaia tuberculata
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Leucippa pentagona
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Libidoclaea granaria
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Libinia dubia
[longnose spider crab]
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Libinia emarginata
[portly spider crab]
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Libinia erinacea
[seagrass spider crab]
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Libinia ferreirae
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Libinia spinosa
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Loxorhynchus crispatus
[moss crab]
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Loxorhynchus grandis
[sheep crab]
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Menaethiops abumusa
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Menaethiops nodulosus
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Menaethius monoceros
[one-horned spider crab]
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Menaethius orientalis
[red spider crab]
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Micippoides angustifrons
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Microlissa longirostris
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Mimulus foliatus
[foliate kelp crab]
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Mocosoa crebripunctata
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Naxioides mammillata
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Naxioides teatui
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Naxioides vaitahu
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Nibilia antilocapra
[shorthorn spiny crab]
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Oplopisa spinipes
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Oxypleurodon alaini
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Oxypleurodon annulatum
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Oxypleurodon barazeri
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Oxypleurodon boholense
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Oxypleurodon carbunculum
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Oxypleurodon mammatum
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Oxypleurodon orbiculatum
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Oxypleurodon parallelum
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Oxypleurodon sanctaeclausi
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Oxypleurodon stuckiae
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Paranaxia keesingi
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Paranaxia serpulifera
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Pelia mutica
[cryptic teardrop crab]
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Pelia rotunda
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Perinia tumida
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Phalangipus filiformis
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Picrocerus armatus
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Pisa armata
[Gibb's sea spider]
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Pisa hirticornis
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Pisa muscosa
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Pisa tetraodon
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Pisoides edwardsii
[Edwards spider crab]
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Pitho aculeata
[massive urn crab]
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Pitho anisodon
[oval urn crab]
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Pitho laevigata
[eggshell urn crab]
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Pitho lherminieri
[broadback urn crab]
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Pitho mirabilis
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Pitho quadridentata
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Pugettia gracilis
[graceful kelp crab]
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Pugettia incisa
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Pugettia producta
[northern kelp crab]
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Pugettia quadridens
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Pugettia richii
[cryptic kelp crab]
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Rhinocarcinus agassizi
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Rochinia ahyongi
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Rochinia crassa
[inflated spiny crab]
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Rochinia gracilipes
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Rochinia hystrix
[quillback spiny crab]
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Rochinia riversandersoni
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Rochinia tanneri
[thorned spiny crab]
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Rochinia umbonata
[knobbed spiny crab]
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Scyra acutifrons
[sharpnose crab]
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Simocarcinus obstusirostris
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Sphenocarcinus corrosus
[eroded vase crab]
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Stegopleurodon planirostrum
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Stilbomastax margaritifera
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Taliepus dentatus
[spider crabs]
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Taliepus marginatus
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Taliepus nuttallii
[globose kelp crab]
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Tyche emarginata
[fourhorn crab]
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Xenocarcinus conicus
[conical crab]
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Xenocarcinus depressus
[depressed spider crab]
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Xenocarcinus tuberculatus
[wire coral crab]
113 Species of Family Epialtidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthonyx limbatus Western Indian Ocean.
Acanthonyx petiverii jacknife spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Acanthophrys cristimanus Eastern Central Pacific
Chorilia longipes longhorn decorator crab Eastern Pacific
Chorinus heros shorthorn decorator crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Criocarcinus superciliosus Western Central Pacific.
Doclea armata Western Central Pacific
Doclea canalifera Northwest Pacific
Doclea canaliformis Western Central Pacific
Doclea muricata Western Central Pacific
Doclea ovis Northwest Pacific
Epialtus bituberculatus variegate spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Epialtus dilatatus winged mime crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Epialtus kingsleyi Western Central Atlantic.
Epialtus longirostris Western Central Atlantic.
Garthinia disica Western Central Pacific 3.51 CL
Guinotinia cordis Western Central Pacific 2.51 CL
Guinotinia lehouarnoi Central Pacific 1.61 CL
Hoplophrys oatesi dendronephtya crab Indo-Pacific.
Huenia bifurcata Southwest Pacific
Huenia brevifrons Indo-Pacific.
Huenia heraldica arrowhead crab Indo-Pacific. Tropical t
Huenia pacifica Pacific Ocean.
Huenia proteus South Western Pacific.
Hyastenus borradailei Indo-Pacific.
Hyastenus elatus Western Central Pacific
Hyastenus hilgendorfi Indo-Pacific and Mediterr
Hyastenus inermis Western Indian Ocean.
Hyastenus planasius Western Central Pacific
Hyastenus sebae Indo-West Pacific
Hyastenus spinosus Eastern Indian Ocean
Hyastenus subinermis Western Central Pacific
Hyastenus uncifer Indo-Pacific.
Lahaina agassizi Western Central Pacific.
Lahaina ovata Indo-Pacific.
Laubierinia carinata Indo-West Pacific
Laubierinia nodosa Western Central Pacific
Leptomaia tuberculata Southwest Pacific
Leucippa pentagona Western Atlantic and East 1.05 CW
Libidoclaea granaria Southwest Atlantic
Libinia dubia longnose spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Libinia emarginata portly spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Libinia erinacea seagrass spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Libinia ferreirae Western Atlantic 6.05 CW
Libinia spinosa Western Atlantic, Eastern 8.4 CW
Loxorhynchus crispatus moss crab Eastern Pacific 9 CW
Loxorhynchus grandis sheep crab Eastern Pacific 15.9 CW
Menaethiops abumusa Western Indian Ocean
Menaethiops nodulosus Western Indian Ocean.
Menaethius monoceros one-horned spider crab Indo-Pacific and the Medi
Menaethius orientalis red spider crab Indo-Pacific.
Micippoides angustifrons Eastern Central Pacific
Microlissa longirostris Western Central Atlantic.
Mimulus foliatus foliate kelp crab Eastern Pacific 7.5 CW
Mocosoa crebripunctata Western Atlantic.
Naxioides mammillata Western Pacific. Tropica
Naxioides teatui Eastern Central Pacific
Naxioides vaitahu Eastern Central Pacific
Nibilia antilocapra shorthorn spiny crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Oplopisa spinipes Western Central Atlantic
Oxypleurodon alaini Western Central Pacific
Oxypleurodon annulatum Western Central Pacific 1.15 CL
Oxypleurodon barazeri Western Central Pacific
Oxypleurodon boholense Western Central Pacific
Oxypleurodon carbunculum Eastern Central Pacific
Oxypleurodon mammatum Western Central Pacific.
Oxypleurodon orbiculatum Western Central Pacific.
Oxypleurodon parallelum Western Central Pacific
Oxypleurodon sanctaeclausi Western Central Pacific 2 CL
Oxypleurodon stuckiae Western Central Pacific.
Paranaxia keesingi Indo-West Pacific
Paranaxia serpulifera Indo-West Pacific
Pelia mutica cryptic teardrop crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pelia rotunda Western Atlantic. Tropic 0.68 CW
Perinia tumida Indo-Pacific.
Phalangipus filiformis Northwest Pacific
Picrocerus armatus Western Central Pacific
Pisa armata Gibb's sea spider Northeast Atlantic
Pisa hirticornis Mediterranean Sea.
Pisa muscosa Mediterranean Sea.
Pisa tetraodon Northeast Atlantic
Pisoides edwardsii Edwards spider crab Southern Pacific.
Pitho aculeata massive urn crab Western Central Atlantic
Pitho anisodon oval urn crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pitho laevigata eggshell urn crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pitho lherminieri broadback urn crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pitho mirabilis Western Central Atlantic.
Pitho quadridentata Western Central Atlantic.
Pugettia gracilis graceful kelp crab Eastern Pacific
Pugettia incisa Northwest Pacific
Pugettia producta northern kelp crab Eastern Pacific 9.3 CW
Pugettia quadridens Northwest Pacific
Pugettia richii cryptic kelp crab Eastern Pacific 3 CW
Rhinocarcinus agassizi Eastern Central Pacific
Rochinia ahyongi Southwest Pacific
Rochinia crassa inflated spiny crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Rochinia gracilipes Southwest Atlantic and th 1.2 CW
Rochinia hystrix quillback spiny crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Rochinia riversandersoni Indo-West Pacific
Rochinia tanneri thorned spiny crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Rochinia umbonata knobbed spiny crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Scyra acutifrons sharpnose crab Eastern Pacific 3.8 CW
Simocarcinus obstusirostris Eastern Central Pacific
Sphenocarcinus corrosus eroded vase crab Western Central Atlantic
Stegopleurodon planirostrum Western Central Pacific
Stilbomastax margaritifera Western Central Atlantic.
Taliepus dentatus spider crabs Southeast Pacific
Taliepus marginatus Southeast Pacific
Taliepus nuttallii globose kelp crab Eastern Pacific 10 CW
Tyche emarginata fourhorn crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Xenocarcinus conicus conical crab Western Central Pacific
Xenocarcinus depressus depressed spider crab Western Central Pacific.
Xenocarcinus tuberculatus wire coral crab Western Central Pacific.



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