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Family: Dorippidae sumo crab (See list of species below)

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44 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Dorippe frascone
[carrier crab]
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Dorippe japonica
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Dorippe quadridens
[porter crab]
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Dorippoides facchino
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Ethusa abbreviata
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Ethusa americana
[stalkeye sumo crab]
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Ethusa crosnieri
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Ethusa curvipes
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Ethusa furca
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Ethusa granulosa
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Ethusa hawaiiensis
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Ethusa indica
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Ethusa indonesiensis
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Ethusa izuensis
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Ethusa magnipalmata
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Ethusa mascarone
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Ethusa microphthalma
[broadback sumo crab]
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Ethusa minuta
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Ethusa obliquedens
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Ethusa orientalis
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Ethusa parapygmaea
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Ethusa pygmaea
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Ethusa quadrata
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Ethusa tenuipes
[spiketoe sumo crab]
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Ethusa truncata
[truncate sumo crab]
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Ethusina abyssicola
[abyssal sumo crab]
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Ethusina brevidentata
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Ethusina ciliacirrata
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Ethusina coronata
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Ethusina crenulata
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Ethusina dilobotus
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Ethusina gracilipes
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Ethusina huilianae
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Ethusina microspina
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Ethusina paralongipes
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Ethusina pubescens
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Ethusina robusta
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Ethusina stenommata
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Ethusina vanuatuensis
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Medorippe lanata
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Neodorippe callida
[leaf-porter crab]
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Nobilum histrio
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Paradorippe granulata
[granulated mask crab]
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Paradorippe polita
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44 Species of Family Dorippidae
(sumo crab)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Dorippe frascone carrier crab Northwest Pacific
Dorippe japonica Western Pacific
Dorippe quadridens porter crab Indo-West Pacific
Dorippoides facchino Indo-West Pacific.
Ethusa abbreviata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa americana stalkeye sumo crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ethusa crosnieri Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa curvipes Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa furca Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa granulosa Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa hawaiiensis Pacific Ocean.
Ethusa indica Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa indonesiensis Pacific Ocean.
Ethusa izuensis Western Pacific
Ethusa magnipalmata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa mascarone Mediterranean
Ethusa microphthalma broadback sumo crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ethusa minuta Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa obliquedens Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa orientalis Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa parapygmaea Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa pygmaea Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa quadrata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusa tenuipes spiketoe sumo crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ethusa truncata truncate sumo crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ethusina abyssicola abyssal sumo crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ethusina brevidentata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina ciliacirrata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina coronata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina crenulata Eastern Central Pacific
Ethusina dilobotus Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina gracilipes Western Central Pacific
Ethusina huilianae Eastern Central Pacific
Ethusina microspina Pacific Ocean.
Ethusina paralongipes Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina pubescens Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina robusta Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina stenommata Western Central Pacific.
Ethusina vanuatuensis Western Central Pacific.
Medorippe lanata Mediterranean
Neodorippe callida leaf-porter crab Indo-West Pacific.
Nobilum histrio Western Central Pacific
Paradorippe granulata granulated mask crab Northwest Pacific
Paradorippe polita Northwest Pacific



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