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Family: Dromiidae sponge crabs (See list of species below)

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56 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Conchoecetes artificiosus
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Conchoecetes atlas
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Cryptodromia amboinensis
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Cryptodromia bullifera
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Cryptodromia canaliculata
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Cryptodromia coronata
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Cryptodromia erioxylon
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Cryptodromia fallax
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Cryptodromia fukuii
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Cryptodromia hilgendorfi
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Cryptodromia longipes
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Cryptodromia mariae
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Cryptodromia marquesas
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Cryptodromia pentagonalis
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Cryptodromia pitiensis
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Cryptodromia trituberculata
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Cryptodromia tuberculata
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Cryptodromia tumida
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Cryptodromiopsis antillensis
[Hairy sponge crab]
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Cryptodromiopsis plumosa
[Shaggy sponge crab]
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Cryptodromiopsis sarraburei
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Cryptodromiopsis tridens
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Cryptodromiopsis unidentata
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Dromia dehaani
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Dromia erythropus
[Redeye sponge crab]


Dromia personata
[Sleepy crab]
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Dromia wilsoni
[Wilson's sponge crab]
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Dromidiopsis australiensis
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Dromidiopsis lethrinusae
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Dromidiopsis richeri
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Dromidiopsis tridentata
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Eodromia denticulata
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Epigodromia areolata
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Epigodromia ebalioides
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Epigodromia nodosa
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Epigodromia rotunda
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Epigodromia rugosa
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Frodromia atypica
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Hemisphaerodromia monodus
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Homalodromia coppingeri
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Hypoconcha arcuata
[Granulate shellback crab]
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Hypoconcha parasitica
[Rough shellback crab]
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Hypoconcha spinosissima
[Spiny shellback crab]
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Lamarckdromia globosa
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Lauridromia dehaani
[Japanese sponge crab]
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Lauridromia indica
[Cannonball sponge crab]
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Lauridromia intermedia
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Lewindromia unidentata
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Mclaydromia colini
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Mclaydromia dubia
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Metadromia wilsoni
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Petalomera pulchra
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Stimdromia foresti
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Stimdromia lateralis
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Takedromia cristatipes
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Tumidodromia dormia
[Common sponge crab]
56 Species of Family Dromiidae
(sponge crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Conchoecetes artificiosus Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Conchoecetes atlas Western Pacific 2.07 CW
Cryptodromia amboinensis Western Central Pacific.
Cryptodromia bullifera Indo-West Pacific. Tropi
Cryptodromia canaliculata Indo-Pacific
Cryptodromia coronata Pacific Ocean
Cryptodromia erioxylon Eastern Central Pacific
Cryptodromia fallax Indo-Pacific. 1.5 CW
Cryptodromia fukuii Western Central Pacific.
Cryptodromia hilgendorfi Indo-Pacific. 1.6 CW
Cryptodromia longipes Western Central Pacific.
Cryptodromia mariae Western Central Pacific. 1.14 CW
Cryptodromia marquesas Eastern Central Pacific 0.78 CW
Cryptodromia pentagonalis Indo-West Pacific. 1.37 CW
Cryptodromia pitiensis Western Central Pacific
Cryptodromia trituberculata Western Central Pacific
Cryptodromia tuberculata Western Pacific. 9.2 CW
Cryptodromia tumida Western Pacific. 1.4 CW
Cryptodromiopsis antillensis Hairy sponge crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.6 CW
Cryptodromiopsis plumosa Shaggy sponge crab Indo-Pacific. 1.33 TL
Cryptodromiopsis sarraburei Southeast Pacific
Cryptodromiopsis tridens Indo-Pacific
Cryptodromiopsis unidentata Indo-Pacific. 3.4 CW
Dromia dehaani Indo-West Pacific
Dromia erythropus Redeye sponge crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Dromia personata Sleepy crab Mediterranean Sea and Eas 7.5 CL
Dromia wilsoni Wilson's sponge crab Pacific, Atlantic and Ind
Dromidiopsis australiensis Eastern Indian Ocean
Dromidiopsis lethrinusae Western Pacific. 1.72 CW
Dromidiopsis richeri Eastern Central Pacific 1.54 CW
Dromidiopsis tridentata Western Central Pacific.
Eodromia denticulata Western Central Pacific.
Epigodromia areolata Northwest Pacific
Epigodromia ebalioides Western Central Pacific.
Epigodromia nodosa Western Central Pacific.
Epigodromia rotunda Western Central Pacific.
Epigodromia rugosa Western Central Pacific.
Frodromia atypica Western Central Pacific.
Hemisphaerodromia monodus Western Central Pacific.
Homalodromia coppingeri Western Central Pacific.
Hypoconcha arcuata Granulate shellback crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 1.42 CW
Hypoconcha parasitica Rough shellback crab Western Atlantic. Topica 2.06 CW
Hypoconcha spinosissima Spiny shellback crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Lamarckdromia globosa Western Central Pacific.
Lauridromia dehaani Japanese sponge crab Indo-Pacific. 10 CW
Lauridromia indica Cannonball sponge crab Indo-West Pacific. 8.25 CW
Lauridromia intermedia Western Central Pacific.
Lewindromia unidentata Indo-Pacific
Mclaydromia colini Western Central Pacific.
Mclaydromia dubia Western Central Pacific.
Metadromia wilsoni Atlantic and Indo-Pacific
Petalomera pulchra Western Central Pacific.
Stimdromia foresti Western Central Pacific.
Stimdromia lateralis Eastern Indian Ocean
Takedromia cristatipes Western Pacific 2.25 CW
Tumidodromia dormia Common sponge crab Indo-Pacific 20 CW



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