APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

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 squamifera Leach, 1814
- Scaly or Black squat lobster

Galathea strigosa (Linnaeus, 1761)
- Spinous 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)

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

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 tetraodon (Pennant, 1777) ?
- Four-horned spider crab

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

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

Macropodia
Macropodia rostrata (Linnaeus, 1761)
- Long-legged spider crab

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

Maja
Maja squinado (Herbst, 1788)
- Common or Prickly spider crab or Corwich crab

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 navigator (Herbst, 1794)
- Arch-fronted swimming crab (syn. L. arcuatus)

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

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)

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

Pinnotheres
Pinnotheres sp. - Pea 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

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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