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Crab ID

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Tleilaxu, May 18, 2017.

  1. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Caught this cute little land crab while bug hunting. Area is around Palm Beach Florida, it was found in surprisingly dry conditions, under a large rock, sandy soil and dry leaves.

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    I released it back to its general location after the pics were taken.
     
  2. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnobaron Active Member

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    This may help--I found a crab in Miami Beach, Florida under a large rock, with drying sand and leaves as well. I wonder if it is the same species. It was quite large! Check it out at 2:52
     
  3. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    @Aquarimax yours looks like a gecarcinid, which I think makes it Cardisoma guanhumi, although to me the colors don't look right. I guess it might be introduced.
     
  4. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Thanks! Do you think the OP's crab is a juvenile of the same species?
     
  5. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    No, the carapace is the wrong shape. I'd say a different family entirely; I'll see what I can turn up.
     
  6. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnobaron Active Member

    The OP's crab is a sesarmid, not sure what species
     
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  7. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Closest match is Sesarma cinereum. Well done.
     
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  8. dragonfire1577

    dragonfire1577 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I believe Armases cinereum is the proper classification currently, awesome find!
     
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