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list of crabs

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Matthew Corso

on 20 November 2013

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Crabs near Australia
This species is commonly referred to as the purple pincher crab, PP, or Caribbean crab and is indigenous to southern Florida and found throughout the Caribbean islands.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Coenobitidae
Genus: Coenobita
Species: C. clypeatus
Hermit crab
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Majidae
Genus: Chionoecetes
snow crab
cocoanut crab
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Superfamily: Paguroidea
Family: Coenobitidae
Genus: Birgus
Species: B. latro
this crab can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg. found on islands across the Indian Ocean, parts of the Pacific Ocean, and Gambier Islands, it has been extirpated from areas with significant human population, including Australia and Madagascar.
Snow crabs live in the Bering Sea + Chukchi Sea.Bering Sea: found at depths of - 650 feet, is usually muddy or sandy. Tend to migrate from shallower to deeper waters over their lifetime. shoudl it lose a leg, it takes 3 molts for it to come back (full size)
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