Marine Crabs of Texas

 

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