Marine Crabs of Texas

 


Mole crab
Lepidopa benedicti
Family Albuneidae

 


Yellow box crab
Calappa sulcata
Family Calappidae

 


Giant hermit
Petrochirus diogenes
Family Diogenidae

 


Surf hermit
Isocheles wurdemanni
Family Diogenidae

 


Blue-spot hermit
Paguristes hummi
Family Diogenidae

 


Thinstripe hermit
Clibanarius vittatus
Family Diogenidae

 


Blue land crab
Cardisoma guanhumi
Family Gecarcinidae

 


Calico box crab
Hepatus epheliticus
Family Hepatidae

 


Flecked box crab
Hepatus pudibundus
Family Hepatidae

 


Puerto Rican sand crab
Emerita portoricensis
Family Hippidae

 


False arrow crab
Metoporhaphis calcarata
Family Inachidae

 


Pink purse crab
Persephona crinita
Family Leucosiidae

 


Mottled purse crab
Persephona mediterranea
Family Leucosiidae

 


Stone crab
Menippe adina
Family Menippidae

 


Red-jointed fiddler crab
Uca minax
Family Ocypodidae

 


Atlantic ghost crab
Ocypode quadrata
Family Ocypodidae

 


Spined fiddler crab
Uca spinicarpa
Family Ocypodidae

 


Mudflat fiddler crab
Uca rapax
Family Ocypodidae

 


Flatclaw hermit
Pagurus pollicaris
Family Paguridae

 


Longwrist hermit
Pagurus longicarpus
Family Paguridae

 


Brown banded hermit
Pagurus annulipes
Family Paguridae

 


Dimpled hermit
Pagurus impressus
Family Paguridae

 


Smooth mud crab
Hexapanopeus angustifrons
Family Panopeidae

 


Flatback mud crab
Eurypanopeus depressus
Family Panopeidae

 


Estuarine mud crab
Rithropanopeus harrisii
Family Panopeidae

 


Oystershell mud crab
Panopeus simpsoni
Family Panopeidae

 


Salt marsh mud crab
Panopeus obesus
Family Panopeidae

 


Gulf grassflat crab
Dyspanopeus texanus
Family Panopeidae

 


Longnose spider crab
Libinia dubia
Family Pisidae

 


Portly spider crab
Libinia emarginata
Family Pisidae

 


Green porcelain crab
Petrolisthes armatus
Family Porcellanidae

 


Spotted porcelain crab
Porcellana sayana
Family Porcellanidae

 


Blotched swimming crab
Portunus spinimanus
Family Portunidae

 


Lesser blue crab
Callinectes similis
Family Portunidae

 


Speckled swimming crab
Arenaeus cribrarius
Family Portunidae

 


Blue crab
Callinectes sapidus
Family Portunidae

 


Florida lady crab
Ovalipes floridanus
Family Portunidae

 


Iridescent swimming crab
Portunus gibbesii
Family Portunidae

 


Sargassum swimming crab
Portunus sayi
Family Portunidae

 


Squareback marsh crab
Armases cinereum
Family Sesarmidae

 


Gulf squareback crab
Speocarcinus lobatus
Family Xanthidae