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Family: Panopeidae mud crabs (See list of species below)

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33 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acantholobulus bermudensis
[strongtooth mud crab]
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Acantholobulus pacificus
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Acantholobulus schmitti
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Dyspanopeus sayi
[Say mud crab]
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Dyspanopeus texanus
[Gulf grassflat crab]
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Eucratopsis crassimanus
[heavyhand rubble crab]
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Eurypanopeus abbreviatus
[lobate mud crab]
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Eurypanopeus depressus
[flatback mud crab]
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Eurypanopeus dissimilis
[asymmetric mud crab]
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Eurypanopeus turgidus
[ridgeback mud crab]
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Eurytium limosum
[broadback mud crab]
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Glyptoplax smithii
[truncate rubble crab]
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Hexapanopeus angustifrons
[smooth mud crab]
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Hexapanopeus caribbaeus
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Hexapanopeus lobipes
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Hexapanopeus paulensis
[knobbed mud crab]
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Hexapanopeus quinquedentatus
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Lophopanopeus bellus
[blackclaw crestleg crab]
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Neopanope packardii
[Florida grassflat crab]
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Panopeus africanus
[African mud crab]
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Panopeus americanus
[narrowback mud crab]
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Panopeus hartii
[areolate mud crab]
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Panopeus herbstii
[Atlantic mud crab]
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Panopeus lacustris
[knotfinger mud crab]
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Panopeus obesus
[saltmarsh mud crab]
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Panopeus occidentalis
[furrowed mud crab]
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Panopeus rugosus
[granulose mud crab]
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Panopeus simpsoni
[oystershell mud crab]
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Panoplax depressa
[depressed rubble crab]
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Rhithropanopeus harrisii
[Harris mud crab]
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Tetraplax quadridentata
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Tetraxanthus bidentatus
[vornered mud crab]
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Tetraxanthus rathbunae
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33 Species of Family Panopeidae
(mud crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acantholobulus bermudensis strongtooth mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Acantholobulus pacificus Eastern Central Pacific
Acantholobulus schmitti Western Atlantic 0.8 CW
Dyspanopeus sayi Say mud crab Atlantic Ocean.
Dyspanopeus texanus Gulf grassflat crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Eucratopsis crassimanus heavyhand rubble crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.5 CW
Eurypanopeus abbreviatus lobate mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Eurypanopeus depressus flatback mud crab Western Atlantic
Eurypanopeus dissimilis asymmetric mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Eurypanopeus turgidus ridgeback mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Eurytium limosum broadback mud crab Western Atlantic
Glyptoplax smithii truncate rubble crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Hexapanopeus angustifrons smooth mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus Southwest Atlantic
Hexapanopeus lobipes Western Central Atlantic.
Hexapanopeus paulensis knobbed mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.24 CW
Hexapanopeus quinquedentatus Western Central Atlantic.
Lophopanopeus bellus blackclaw crestleg crab Eastern Pacific
Neopanope packardii Florida grassflat crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Panopeus africanus African mud crab Eastern Atlantic 3.40000009536743 CL
Panopeus americanus narrowback mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.06 CW
Panopeus hartii areolate mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Panopeus herbstii Atlantic mud crab Western Atlantic
Panopeus lacustris knotfinger mud crab Atlantic.
Panopeus obesus saltmarsh mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Panopeus occidentalis furrowed mud crab Southeast Pacific and Wes 1.45 CW
Panopeus rugosus granulose mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Panopeus simpsoni oystershell mud crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Panoplax depressa depressed rubble crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Rhithropanopeus harrisii Harris mud crab Eastern Pacific and Weste 2 CW
Tetraplax quadridentata Western Central Atlantic.
Tetraxanthus bidentatus vornered mud crab Western Central Atlantic.
Tetraxanthus rathbunae Western Central Atlantic.



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