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Family: Parthenopidae elbow crabs (See list of species below)

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52 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aulacolambrus brevibrachiatus
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Aulacolambrus granulosus
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Aulacolambrus hoplonotus
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Celatopesia concava
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Costalambrus tommasii
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Cryptopodia fistulosa
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Cryptopodia fornicata
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Cryptopodia spatulifrons
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Daldorfia dimorpha
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Daldorfia horrida
[horrid elbow crab]
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Daldorfia leprosa
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Enoplolambrus validus
[strong elbow crab]
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Furtipodia petrosa
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Garthambrus allisoni
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Garthambrus mironovi
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Garthambrus poupini
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Garthambrus stellatus
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Garthambrus tani
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Garthambrus undulatus
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Heterocrypta granulata
[smooth elbow crab]
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Heterocrypta lapidea
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Heterocrypta occidentalis
[sandflat elbow crab]
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Lambrus laciniatus
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Leiolambrus nitidus
[white elbow crab]
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Mesorhoea sexspinosa
[sixspine elbow crab]
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Niobafia erosa
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Olenorfia cariei
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Parthenope agona
[yellow elbow crab]
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Parthenope echinatus
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Parthenope longimanus
[white long-armed crab]
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Parthenope massena
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Platylambrus fraterculus
[rough elbow crab]
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Platylambrus granulata
[bladetooth elbow crab]
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Platylambrus granulatus
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Platylambrus pourtalesii
[spinous elbow crab]
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Platylambrus prensor
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Platylambrus serratus
[sawtooth elbow crab]
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Pseudolambrus bicornis
[two-horned yellow crab]
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Pseudolambrus constrictus
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Rhinolambrus contrarius
[crabs]
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Rhinolambrus longispinus
[black long-armed crab]
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Rhinolambrus pelagicus
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Solenolambrus decemspinosus
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Solenolambrus tenellus
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Solenolambrus typicus
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Spinolambrus macrochelos
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Thyrolambrus astroides
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Thyrolambrus efflorescens
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Thyrolambrus verrucibrachium
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Tutankhamen cristatipes
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Zarenkolambrus epibranchialis
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Zarenkolambrus minutus
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52 Species of Family Parthenopidae
(elbow crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aulacolambrus brevibrachiatus Northwest Pacific
Aulacolambrus granulosus Western Central Pacific
Aulacolambrus hoplonotus Indo-Pacific.
Celatopesia concava Western Atlantic.
Costalambrus tommasii Western Atlantic 1.76 CW
Cryptopodia fistulosa Eastern Indian Ocean
Cryptopodia fornicata Western Central Pacific
Cryptopodia spatulifrons Eastern Indian Ocean
Daldorfia dimorpha Eastern Central Pacific
Daldorfia horrida horrid elbow crab Indo-Pacific Ocean. Trop
Daldorfia leprosa Indo-Pacific.
Enoplolambrus validus strong elbow crab Central and Eastern Indo- 8.2 BL
Furtipodia petrosa Indo-Pacific.
Garthambrus allisoni Pacific Ocean
Garthambrus mironovi Southeast Pacific
Garthambrus poupini Central Pacific
Garthambrus stellatus Pacific Ocean.
Garthambrus tani Western Pacific
Garthambrus undulatus Western Central Pacific
Heterocrypta granulata smooth elbow crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Heterocrypta lapidea Western Atlantic. 0.96 CW
Heterocrypta occidentalis sandflat elbow crab Eastern Pacific 5 CW
Lambrus laciniatus Western Central Pacific
Leiolambrus nitidus white elbow crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Mesorhoea sexspinosa sixspine elbow crab Western Atlantic. Tropic 1.12 CW
Niobafia erosa Indo-Pacific.
Olenorfia cariei Indo-Pacific.
Parthenope agona yellow elbow crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Parthenope echinatus Indo-Pacific
Parthenope longimanus white long-armed crab Northwest Pacific
Parthenope massena Northeast Atlantic
Platylambrus fraterculus rough elbow crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.83 CW
Platylambrus granulata bladetooth elbow crab Western Atlantic
Platylambrus granulatus Western Central Atlantic.
Platylambrus pourtalesii spinous elbow crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 2.7 CW
Platylambrus prensor Indo-West Pacific
Platylambrus serratus sawtooth elbow crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pseudolambrus bicornis two-horned yellow crab Western Central Pacific
Pseudolambrus constrictus Southwest Pacific
Rhinolambrus contrarius crabs Indo-Pacific
Rhinolambrus longispinus black long-armed crab Western Central Pacific
Rhinolambrus pelagicus Western Central Pacific
Solenolambrus decemspinosus Western Central Atlantic.
Solenolambrus tenellus Western Central Atlantic.
Solenolambrus typicus Western Central Atlantic.
Spinolambrus macrochelos Eastern Atlantic and the
Thyrolambrus astroides Western Atlantic and Indo
Thyrolambrus efflorescens Indo-Pacific.
Thyrolambrus verrucibrachium Eastern Central Pacific
Tutankhamen cristatipes Western Central Atlantic.
Zarenkolambrus epibranchialis Southeast Pacific
Zarenkolambrus minutus Eastern Central Pacific



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