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Family: Porcellanidae porcelain crabs (See list of species below)

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102 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aliaporcellana pygmaea
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Aliaporcellana spongicola
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Aliaporcellana suluensis
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Aliaporcellana telestophila
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Ancylocheles gravelei
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Capilliporcellana wolffi
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Clastotoechus diffractus
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Clastotoechus nodosus
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Enosteoides ornatus
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Euceramus praelongus
[olivepit porcelain crab]
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Eulenaios cometes
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Lissoporcellana paraquadrilobata
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Lissoporcellana quadrilobata
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Lissoporcellana spinuligera
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Lissoporcellana streptochiroides
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Megalobrachium erosum
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Megalobrachium festae
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Megalobrachium poeyi
[hairyclaw porcelain crab]
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Megalobrachium soriatum
[pentagonal porcelain crab]


Neopetrolisthes maculatus
[small-dot anemone crab]
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Neopisosoma angustifrons
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Pachycheles ackleianus
[red-reef porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles garciaensis
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Pachycheles johnsoni
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Pachycheles monilifer
[wormreef porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles natalensis
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Pachycheles pectinicarpus
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Pachycheles pilosus
[pilose porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles pisoides
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Pachycheles pisum
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Pachycheles pubescens
[pubescent porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles riisei
[Riise porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles rudis
[thickclaw porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles rugimanus
[sculptured porcelain crab]
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Pachycheles sculptus
[porcelain crabs]
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Pachycheles setiferous
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Pachycheles spinipes
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Pachycheles tomentosus
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Parapetrolisthes tortugensis
[spiny porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes amoenus
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Petrolisthes armatus
[green porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes asiaticus
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Petrolisthes bispinosus
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Petrolisthes borradailei
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Petrolisthes boscii
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Petrolisthes caribensis
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Petrolisthes carinipes
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Petrolisthes cinctipes
[flat porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes coccineus
[red porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes decacanthus
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Petrolisthes eldredgei
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Petrolisthes elegans
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Petrolisthes eriomerus
[flattop crab]
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Petrolisthes extremus
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Petrolisthes fimbriatus
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Petrolisthes galathinus
[banded porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes gracilis
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Petrolisthes hastatus
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Petrolisthes haswelli
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Petrolisthes japonica
[Japanese porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes jugosus
[red-white porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes kranjiensis
[mangrove porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes laevigatus
[purple footed porcellan crab]
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Petrolisthes lamarckii
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Petrolisthes leptocheles
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Petrolisthes marginatus
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Petrolisthes militaris
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Petrolisthes moluccensis
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Petrolisthes nanshensis
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Petrolisthes ornatus
[ornate porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes politus
[redback porcelain crab]


Petrolisthes pubescens
[hairy porcelain crab]
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Petrolisthes quadratus
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Petrolisthes rathbunae
[Rathbun procelain crab]
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Petrolisthes rufescens
[flat crab]
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Petrolisthes scabriculus
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Petrolisthes teres
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Petrolisthes tomentosus
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Pisidia dehaanii
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Pisidia dispar
[little porcelain crab]
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Pisidia gordoni
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Pisidia inaequalis
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Pisidia longicornis
[long clawed porcelain crab]
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Pisidia serratifrons
[serrated porcelain crab]
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Polyonyx angustus
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Polyonyx biunguiculatus
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Polyonyx gibbesi
[eastern tube crab]
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Polyonyx loimicola
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Polyonyx maccullochi
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Polyonyx obesulus
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Polyonyx triunguiculatus
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Porcellana longicornis
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Porcellana persica
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Porcellana platycheles
[broad-clawed porcelain crab]


Porcellana sayana
[spotted porcelain crab]
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Porcellana sigsbeiana
[striped porcelain crab]


Porcellanella triloba
[painted porcelain crab]
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Pseudoporcellanella manoliensis
[false porcelain crab]
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Raphidopus brevipes
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Raphidopus ciliatus
[hairy-leg porcelain crab]
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Raphidopus indicus
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Raphidopus persicus
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102 Species of Family Porcellanidae
(porcelain crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aliaporcellana pygmaea Indo-West Pacific
Aliaporcellana spongicola Western Central Pacific
Aliaporcellana suluensis Indo-West Pacific.
Aliaporcellana telestophila Western Pacific.
Ancylocheles gravelei Indo-West Pacific
Capilliporcellana wolffi Western Central Pacific
Clastotoechus diffractus Eastern Central Pacific
Clastotoechus nodosus Western Central Atlantic.
Enosteoides ornatus Indo-West Pacific.
Euceramus praelongus olivepit porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Eulenaios cometes Indo-West Pacific
Lissoporcellana paraquadrilobata Northwest Pacific
Lissoporcellana quadrilobata Indo-West Pacific.
Lissoporcellana spinuligera Western Pacific.
Lissoporcellana streptochiroides Western Pacific
Megalobrachium erosum Eastern Central Pacific
Megalobrachium festae Eastern Pacific
Megalobrachium poeyi hairyclaw porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Megalobrachium soriatum pentagonal porcelain crab Southwest Atlantic
Neopetrolisthes maculatus small-dot anemone crab Pacific Ocean.
Neopisosoma angustifrons Western Central Atlantic.
Pachycheles ackleianus red-reef porcelain crab Southwest Atlantic
Pachycheles garciaensis Indo-West Pacific.
Pachycheles johnsoni Western Pacific.
Pachycheles monilifer wormreef porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pachycheles natalensis Western Indian Ocean.
Pachycheles pectinicarpus Northwest Pacific
Pachycheles pilosus pilose porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pachycheles pisoides Indo-Pacific
Pachycheles pisum Northwest Pacific
Pachycheles pubescens pubescent porcelain crab Eastern Pacific
Pachycheles riisei Riise porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pachycheles rudis thickclaw porcelain crab Eastern Pacific
Pachycheles rugimanus sculptured porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pachycheles sculptus porcelain crabs Indo-Pacific.
Pachycheles setiferous Western Central Pacific
Pachycheles spinipes Pacific Ocean.
Pachycheles tomentosus Western Indian Ocean.
Parapetrolisthes tortugensis spiny porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Petrolisthes amoenus Southwest Atlantic
Petrolisthes armatus green porcelain crab Atlantic and East Pacific
Petrolisthes asiaticus Indo-West Pacific.
Petrolisthes bispinosus Central Pacific
Petrolisthes borradailei Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes boscii Indo-West Pacific.
Petrolisthes caribensis Western Central Atlantic.
Petrolisthes carinipes Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes cinctipes flat porcelain crab Eastern Pacific
Petrolisthes coccineus red porcelain crab Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes decacanthus Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes eldredgei Eastern Central Pacific
Petrolisthes elegans Eastern Central Pacific
Petrolisthes eriomerus flattop crab Pacific Ocean
Petrolisthes extremus SouthernPacific
Petrolisthes fimbriatus Pacific Ocean.
Petrolisthes galathinus banded porcelain crab East Pacific.
Petrolisthes gracilis Western Central Pacific
Petrolisthes hastatus Western Pacific.
Petrolisthes haswelli Indo-West Pacific
Petrolisthes japonica Japanese porcelain crab Indo-West Pacific.
Petrolisthes jugosus red-white porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Petrolisthes kranjiensis mangrove porcelain crab Western Central Pacific
Petrolisthes laevigatus purple footed porcellan crab Southeast Pacific
Petrolisthes lamarckii Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes leptocheles Western Indian Ocean.
Petrolisthes marginatus Western Central Pacific
Petrolisthes militaris Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes moluccensis Indo-West Pacific.
Petrolisthes nanshensis Western Central Pacific
Petrolisthes ornatus ornate porcelain crab Indian Ocean.
Petrolisthes politus redback porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Petrolisthes pubescens hairy porcelain crab Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes quadratus Western Central Atlantic.
Petrolisthes rathbunae Rathbun procelain crab Western Central Pacific
Petrolisthes rufescens flat crab Indo-Pacific.
Petrolisthes scabriculus Pacific Ocean.
Petrolisthes teres Indo-West Pacific
Petrolisthes tomentosus Indo-Pacific.
Pisidia dehaanii Western Indian Ocean.
Pisidia dispar little porcelain crab Indo-West Pacific.
Pisidia gordoni Indo-West Pacific.
Pisidia inaequalis Western Indian Ocean.
Pisidia longicornis long clawed porcelain crab Northeast Atlantic
Pisidia serratifrons serrated porcelain crab Northwest Pacific.
Polyonyx angustus Western Central Pacific
Polyonyx biunguiculatus Indo-West Pacific
Polyonyx gibbesi eastern tube crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Polyonyx loimicola Western Indian Ocean.
Polyonyx maccullochi Indo-West Pacific
Polyonyx obesulus Indo-West Pacific.
Polyonyx triunguiculatus Indo-West Pacific
Porcellana longicornis Northeast Atlantic
Porcellana persica Western Indian Ocean
Porcellana platycheles broad-clawed porcelain crab Northeast Atlantic
Porcellana sayana spotted porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Porcellana sigsbeiana striped porcelain crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Porcellanella triloba painted porcelain crab Indo-West Pacific.
Pseudoporcellanella manoliensis false porcelain crab Indo-West Pacific.
Raphidopus brevipes Western Central Pacific
Raphidopus ciliatus hairy-leg porcelain crab Western Pacific
Raphidopus indicus Indian Ocean
Raphidopus persicus Western Indian Ocean



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