Crustaceans

Crabs, Lobster, Shrimp

Tidepool Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs and their relatives are called anomurans and are different from the “true crabs” becaus
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Ghost Crab

These active crabs inhabit sandy beaches just above the waterline. Most active at night, ghost crabs
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Box Crab

Box crabs are named for their distinctive shape and design. Their rounded, dome-shaped carapace is u
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Slipper Lobster

Slipper lobsters, like the spiny lobsters and do not have large claws. Any resemblance ends there. T
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Long-Handed Spiny Lobster

The long-handed lobster, Justitia longimana, is an uncommon species. It lives hidden under ledges or
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Hawaiian Spiny Lobster

Hawaiian spiny lobsters are important predators and scavengers in the reef community. They are usual
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Harlequin Shrimp

This distinctive spotted shrimp has flattened claws on the ends of its first pair of walking legs. T
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