APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

Crabs, Crayfish and Lobsters including Slipper and Squat lobsters (Crustacean Images)
Squat lobsters

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Anomura (Infraorder) > Galatheoidea (Superfamily) > Galatheidae (Family)

Galathea
Galathea dispersa Bate, 1859 - A Squat lobster
Galathea nexa Embleton, 1834 - Fury squat lobster
Galathea squamifera Leach, 1814
- Scaly / Black squat lobster or Montagu's plated lobster

Galathea strigosa (Linnaeus, 1761)
- Spinous squat lobster

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Anomura (Infraorder) > Galatheoidea (Superfamily) > Munididae (Family)

Munida
Munida rugosa (Fabricius, 1775) - Rugose squat lobster

Porcelain crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Anomura (Infraorder) > Galatheoidea (Superfamily) > Porcellanidae (Family)

Porcellana
Porcellana platycheles (Pennant, 1777)
- Broad-clawed porcelain crab

Pisidia
Pisidia longicornis (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Long-clawed porcelain crab

Hermit crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Anomura (Infraorder) > Paguroidea (Superfamily) > Diogenidae (Family)

Clibanarius
Clibanarius erythropus (Latreille, 1818)
- St. Piran's hermit crab

Diogenes
Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829) - A Hermit crab

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Anomura (Infraorder) > Paguroidea (Superfamily) > Paguridae (Family)

Anapagurus
Anapagurus hyndmanni (Bell, 1846) - A Hermit crab

Pagurus
Pagurus bernhardus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Common hermit crab

Pagurus prideaux Leach, 1815
- Prideaux's, Deep or Anemone hermit crab

Circular crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Cancroidea (Superfamily) > Atelecyclidae (Family)

Atelecyclus
Atelecyclus rotundatus (Olivi, 1792) - Circular crab

Edible crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Cancroidea (Superfamily) > Cancridae (Family)

Cancer
Cancer pagurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Edible or Great crab

Mask crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Corystoidea (Superfamily) > Corystidae (Family)

Corystes
Corystes cassivelaunus (Pennant, 1777) - Mask crab

Spider crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Majoidea (Superfamily) > Epialtidae (Family) > Pisinae (Subfamily)

Pisa
Pisa armata (Latreille, 1803) - Gibbs' spider crab
Pisa tetraodon (Pennant, 1777) ?
- Four-horned spider crab

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Majoidea (Superfamily) > Inachidae (Family) > Inachinae (Subfamily)

Achaeus
Achaeus cranchii Leach, 1817 - Cranch's spider crab

Inachus
Inachus phalangium (Fabricius, 1775)
- Leach's spider crab

Macropodia
Macropodia deflexa Forest, 1978 - A spider crab
Macropodia rostrata (Linnaeus, 1761)
- Long-legged spider crab

Macropodia tenuirostris (Leach, 1814)
- Slender spider crab

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Majoidea (Superfamily) > Majidae (Family) > Majinae (Subfamily)

Eurynome
Eurynome aspera (Pennant, 1777) - Strawberry crab

Maja
Maja brachydactyla Balss, 1922
- Common or Prickly spider crab or Corwich crab

For Maja squinado see Maja brachydactyla above.

Hairy or Bristly crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Pilumnoidea (Superfamily) > Pilumnidae (Family)

Pilumnus
Pilumnus hirtellus (Linnaeus, 1761)
- Hairy or Bristly crab

Toothed crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Portunoidea (Superfamily) > Pirimelidae (Family)

Pirimela
Pirimela denticulata (Montagu, 1808) - Toothed crab

Swimming crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Portunoidea (Superfamily) > Polybiidae (Family)

Liocarcinus
Liocarcinus depurator (Linnaeus, 1758) - Harbour crab
Liocarcinus navigator (Herbst, 1794)
- Arch-fronted swimming crab (syn. L. arcuatus)

Liocarcinus vernalis (Risso, 1816) - Grey swimming crab

Necora
Necora puber (Linnaeus, 1767) - Velvet swimming crab

Polybius
Polybius henslowii Leach, 1820 - Nipper swimming crab

Shore, Green or Portunid crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Portunoidea (Superfamily) > Portunidae (Family) > Carcininae (Subfamily)

Carcinus
Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Common shore or Green crab

Portumnus
Portumnus latipes (Pennant, 1777)
- Pennant's swimming crab

Furrowed crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Xanthoidea (Superfamily) > Xanthidae (Family) > Xanthinae (Subfamily)

Xantho
Xantho hydrophilus (Herbst, 1790) - Montagu's crab
Xantho pilipes A. Milne-Edwards, 1867 - Risso's crab

Pea and Columbus Crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Thoracotremata (Subsection) > Grapsoidea (Superfamily) > Grapsidae (Family)

Planes
Planes minutus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Columbus or Gulf-weed crab (Non-native species)

Planes marinus Rathbun, 1914 ?
- Drifter crab (Non-native species)

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Thoracotremata (Subsection) > Pinnotheroidea (Superfamily) > Pinnotheridae (Family) > Pinnotherinae (Subfamily)

Pinnotheres
Pinnotheres sp. - Pea crab

Other crabs

Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Podotremata (Section) > Dromioidea (Superfamily) > Dromiidae (Family)

Dromia
Dromia sp. possibly Dromia personata (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Sponge crab

Crawfish

Decapoda (Order) > Macrura Reptantia (Suborder) > Achelata (Infraorder) > Palinuridae (Family)

Palinurus
Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787)
- Crayfish, Sea crawfish or Common spiny lobster

Slipper lobsters

Decapoda (Order) > Macrura Reptantia (Suborder) > Achelata (Infraorder) > Scyllaridae (Family) > Scyllarinae (Subfamily)

Scyllarus
Scyllarus arctus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Lesser slipper or Sand lobster

Lobsters

Decapoda (Order) > Macrura Reptantia (Suborder) > Astacidea (Infraorder) > Nephropoidea (Superfamily) > Nephropidae (Family)

Homarus
Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Common or European lobster

Nephrops
Nephrops norvegicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Langoustine or Norway lobster

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Crabs - Parasites and diseases of commercial species

European Names - Crabs, Krabben, Crabes, Cangrejos, Granchi.

European Names - Lobsters, Hummer, Langusten, Langoesten, Langoustes, Langostas, Aragoste.

European Names - Crustaceans, Krebstiere, Schaaldieren, Crustaces, Crustaceos, Crostacei.

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