Category: Crustaceans

Libinia dubia, 25 January 2020

Libinia dubia, the Longnose spider crab; Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). I found this small Longnose spider crab bunkered down in some sargassum tangles adjacent to a horde of picking coastal birds. Live on, little Crustacean! Live on! Learn more about this species… Continue Reading “Libinia dubia, 25 January 2020”

Menippe mercenaria, 25 January 2020

Menippe mercenaria, the Florida stone crab; Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Menippe mercenaria, 25 January 2020

Menippe mercenaria, the Florida stone crab; Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Menippe mercenaria, 25 January 2020

Menippe mercenaria, the Florida stone crab; Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Menippe mercenaria, 25 January 2020

Menippe mercenaria, the Florida stone crab; Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Libinia dubia, 25 January 2020

Libinia dubia, the Longnose spider crab; Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Libinia dubia, 25 January 2020

Libinia dubia, the Longnose spider crab (presumably); Volusia county, Florida (25 January 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leptuca pugilator, 01 July 2019

Leptuca pugilator, the Atlantic sand fiddler crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hepatus epheliticus, 10 June 2015

Hepatus epheliticus, the Calico box crab (carapace only); Volusia county, Florida (10 June 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: Also commonly known as the Dolly Varden crab.

Plagusia depressa, 01 July 2019

Plagusia depressa, the Tidal spray crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Note: Though I am fairly confident this crab belongs to genus Plagusia, I’m less confident that it’s P. depressa, though that does seem to be… Continue Reading “Plagusia depressa, 01 July 2019”

Ocypode quadrata, 06 July 2019

Ocypode quadrata, the Atlantic ghost crab; Flagler county, Florida (06 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pachygrapsus transversus (juvenile), 01 July 2019

Pachygrapsus transversus, the Mottled shore crab (juvenile); Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: Identification should be considered tentative at best. Though I’m confident this is a Pachygrapsus, I’m not entirely sure of the species. It should… Continue Reading “Pachygrapsus transversus (juvenile), 01 July 2019”

Gecarcinus lateralis, 10 July 2011

Gecarcinus lateralis, the Blackback land crab; Monroe county, Florida (10 July 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calappa flammea, 11 June 2015

Calappa flammea, the Flame-streaked box crab; Volusia county, Florida (11 June 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megabalanus coccopoma, 18 August 2013

Megabalanus coccopoma, the Titan acorn barnacle; Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tetraclita stalactifera, 01 July 2019

Tetraclita stalactifera, the Ribbed barnacle; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species from iNaturalist.org.

Leptuca thayeri, 07 August 2019

Leptuca thayeri, the Atlantic mangrove fiddler crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leptuca thayeri, 07 August 2019

Leptuca thayeri, the Atlantic mangrove fiddler crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Aratus pisonii, 07 August 2019

Aratus pisonii, the Mangrove tree crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Aratus pisonii, 07 August 2019

Aratus pisonii, the Mangrove tree crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Callinectes sapidus, 07 August 2019

Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Clibanarius vittatus, 07 August 2019

Clibanarius vittatus, the Thinstripe hermit crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Clibanarius vittatus, 07 August 2019

Clibanarius vittatus, the Thinstripe hermit crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Clibanarius vittatus, 07 August 2019

Clibanarius vittatus, the Thinstripe hermit crab; Volusia county, Florida (07 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coenobita clypeatus, 09 June 2007

Coenobita clypeatus, the Caribbean land hermit crab; Monroe county, Florida (09 June 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Cardisoma guanhumi, 02 September 2011

Cardisoma guanhumi, the Blue land crab; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leptuca pugilator, 01 July 2019

Leptuca pugilator, the Atlantic sand fiddler crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Panopeus herbstii, 01 July 2019

Panopeus herbstii, the Atlantic mud crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: Though I’m confident this crab belongs to Genus Panopeus, I’m not entirely confident that it is the Atlantic mud crab (though that seems to… Continue Reading “Panopeus herbstii, 01 July 2019”

Emerita talpoida, 24 May 2013

Emerita talpoida, the Atlantic mole crab; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Petrolisthes armatus, 01 July 2019

Petrolisthes armatus, the Green porcelain crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Note: Though I’m (mostly) certain this is genus Petrolisthes, I’m not entirely convinced it belongs to P. armatus. It could be another species I don’t… Continue Reading “Petrolisthes armatus, 01 July 2019”

Libinia emarginata, 01 August 2005

Libinia emarginata, the Portly spider crab; Volusia county, Florida (01 August 2005). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Ocypode quadrata, 24 August 2013

Ocypode quadrata, the Atlantic ghost crab; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about the “Seabreeze Fighting Sandcrab” legacy.

Aratus pisonii, 27 December 2013

Aratus pisonii, the Mangrove tree crab; Miami-Dade county, Florida (27 December 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Arenaeus cribrarius, 22 May 2014

Arenaeus cribrarius, the Speckled swimming crab; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Portunus sayi, 14 November 2015

Portunus sayi, the Sargassum swimming crab; Volusia county, Florida (14 November 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tozeuma carolinense, 20 May 2014

Tozeuma carolinense, the Arrow shrimp; Volusia county, Florida; 20 May 2014. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: This identification has not been confirmed; consider it a somewhat thoughtful and deliberate guess from somebody who is not a shrimp expert.

Leander tenuicornis, 06 June 2015

Leander tenuicornis, the Brown grass shrimp; Volusia county, Florida (06 June 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Latreutes fucorum, 20 May 2014

Latreutes fucorum, the Slender sargassum shrimp; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Persephone aquilonaris, 22 June 2003

Persephone aquilonaris, the Mottled purse crab; Volusia county, Florida (22 June 2003). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Cambarus asperimanus, 13 July 2019

Cambarus asperimanus (presumably), the Mitten crayfish; Rutherford county, North Carolina (13 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Portunus sayi, 01 June 2014

Portunus sayi, the Sargassum swimming crab; Volusia county, Florida (01 June 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Petrolisthes armatus, 01 July 2019

Petrolisthes armatus, the Green porcelain crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Note: Though I do believe this is genus Petrolisthes, I’m not entirely convinced it belongs to P. armatus. It could be another species I don’t… Continue Reading “Petrolisthes armatus, 01 July 2019”

Goniopsis cruentata, 13 September 1998

Goniopsis cruentata, the Mangrove root crab; Monroe county, Florida (13 September 1998). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Grapsus tenuicrustatus, 05 July 2011

Grapsus tenuicrustatus, the Thin-shelled rock crab; Monroe county, Florida (05 July 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Panopeus herbstii, 01 July 2019

Panopeus herbstii, the Atlantic mud crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Though I’m confident this crab belongs to Genus Panopeus, I’m not entirely confident that it is the Atlantic mud crab (though that seems to be… Continue Reading “Panopeus herbstii, 01 July 2019”

Pachygrapsus transversus, 01 July 2019

Pachygrapsus transversus, the Mottled shore crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Identification should be considered tentative at best. Though I’m confident this is a Pachygrapsus, I’m not entirely sure of the species. It should be the… Continue Reading “Pachygrapsus transversus, 01 July 2019”

Plagusia depressa, 01 July 2019

Plagusia depressa, the Tidal spray crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Though I am fairly confident this crab belongs to genus Plagusia, I’m less confident that it’s P. depressa, but that does seem to be the… Continue Reading “Plagusia depressa, 01 July 2019”

Callinectes sapidus, 27 June 2019

Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab; Volusia county, Florida (27 June 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leptuca pugilator, 24 May 2019

Leptuca pugilator, the Atlantic sand fiddler crab; Brevard county, Florida (24 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.