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Family: Atelecyclidae horse crabs (See list of species below)

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10 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Atelecyclus rotundatus
[circular crab]
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Atelecyclus undecimdentatus
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Kraussia rugulosa
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Palapedia integra
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Palapedia marquesa
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Palapedia rastripes
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Palapedia serenei
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Palapedia valentini
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Trichopeltarion nobile
[velvet horse crab]
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Trichopeltarion vanuatuensis
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10 Species of Family Atelecyclidae
(horse crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Atelecyclus rotundatus circular crab Northeast Atlantic
Atelecyclus undecimdentatus Eastern Atlantic and the
Kraussia rugulosa Indo-Pacific.
Palapedia integra Indo-West Pacific.
Palapedia marquesa Central Pacific
Palapedia rastripes Eastern Central Pacific
Palapedia serenei Western Central Pacific
Palapedia valentini Western Central Pacific
Trichopeltarion nobile velvet horse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Trichopeltarion vanuatuensis Western Central Pacific.



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