Marine Crabs of Texas

 

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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Calico box crab Hepatus epheliticus Box crabs Hepatidae
Flecked box crab Hepatus pudibundus Box crabs Hepatidae
Yellow box crab Calappa sulcata Box crabs Calappidae
Red-jointed fiddler crab Uca minax Fiddler and ghost crabs Ocypodidae
Atlantic ghost crab Ocypode quadrata Fiddler and ghost crabs Ocypodidae
Spined fiddler crab Uca spinicarpa Fiddler and ghost crabs Ocypodidae
Mudflat fiddler crab Uca rapax Fiddler and ghost crabs Ocypodidae
Blue land crab Cardisoma guanhumi Land crabs Gecarcinidae
Thinstripe hermit Clibanarius vittatus Left-handed hermit crabs Diogenidae
Blue-spot hermit Paguristes hummi Left-handed hermit crabs Diogenidae
Surf hermit Isocheles wurdemanni Left-handed hermit crabs Diogenidae
Giant hermit Petrochirus diogenes Left-handed hermit crabs Diogenidae
Squareback marsh crab Armases cinereum Marsh crabs Sesarmidae
Mole crab Lepidopa benedicti Mole crab Albuneidae
Gulf squareback crab Speocarcinus lobatus Mud crabs Xanthidae
Gulf grassflat crab Dyspanopeus texanus Mud crabs Panopeidae
Salt marsh mud crab Panopeus obesus Mud crabs Panopeidae
Stone crab Menippe adina Mud crabs Menippidae
Estuarine mud crab Rithropanopeus harrisii Mud crabs Panopeidae
Flatback mud crab Eurypanopeus depressus Mud crabs Panopeidae
Oystershell mud crab Panopeus simpsoni Mud crabs Panopeidae
Smooth mud crab Hexapanopeus angustifrons Mud crabs Panopeidae
Tube pea crab Pinnixa chaetopterana Pea crabs Pinnotheridae
Spotted porcelain crab Porcellana sayana Porcelain crabs Porcellanidae
Eastern tube crab Polyonyx gibbesi Porcelain crabs Porcellanidae
Green porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus Porcelain crabs Porcellanidae
Pink purse crab Persephona crinita Purse crabs Leucosiidae
Mottled purse crab Persephona mediterranea Purse crabs Leucosiidae
Brown banded hermit Pagurus annulipes Right-handed hermit crabs Paguridae
Longwrist hermit Pagurus longicarpus Right-handed hermit crabs Paguridae
Dimpled hermit Pagurus impressus Right-handed hermit crabs Paguridae
Flatclaw hermit Pagurus pollicaris Right-handed hermit crabs Paguridae
Puerto Rican sand crab Emerita portoricensis Sand crabs Hippidae
Portly spider crab Libinia emarginata Spider crabs Pisidae
False arrow crab Metoporhaphis calcarata Spider crabs Inachidae
Longnose spider crab Libinia dubia Spider crabs Pisidae
Blotched swimming crab Portunus spinimanus Swimming crabs Portunidae
Lesser blue crab Callinectes similis Swimming crabs Portunidae
Speckled swimming crab Arenaeus cribrarius Swimming crabs Portunidae
Iridescent swimming crab Portunus gibbesii Swimming crabs Portunidae
Sargassum swimming crab Portunus sayi Swimming crabs Portunidae
Blue crab Callinectes sapidus Swimming crabs Portunidae
Florida lady crab Ovalipes floridanus Swimming crabs Portunidae