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Family: Hymenosomatidae (See list of species below)

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25 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amarinus pristes
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Crustaenia palawanensis
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Elamena globosa
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Elamena mathoei
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Elamena mendosa
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Elamena sindensis
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Elamena truncata
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Elamena vesca
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Elamenopsis lineata
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Elamenopsis rotunda
[Circular false spider crab]
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Halicarcinus bedfordi
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Halicarcinus coralicola
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Halicarcinus filholi
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Halicarcinus keijibabai
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Halicarcinus planatus
[Flattened crab]
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Hymenosoma depressum
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Micas falcipes
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Micas minutus
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Neorhynchoplax aspinifera
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Neorhynchoplax chipolini
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Neorhynchoplax elongata
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Neorhynchoplax euryrostris
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Neorhynchoplax kempi
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Neorhynchoplax mangalis
[Mangrove false spider crab]
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Odiomaris estuarius
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25 Species of Family Hymenosomatidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amarinus pristes Western Central Pacific
Crustaenia palawanensis Western Central Pacific
Elamena globosa Western Central Pacific
Elamena mathoei Indo-Pacific.
Elamena mendosa Western Central Pacific
Elamena sindensis Indian Ocean.
Elamena truncata Western Central Pacific.
Elamena vesca Western Central Pacific.
Elamenopsis lineata Western Central Pacific
Elamenopsis rotunda Circular false spider crab Western Central Pacific
Halicarcinus bedfordi Western Central Pacific
Halicarcinus coralicola Western Central Pacific
Halicarcinus filholi Western Central Pacific
Halicarcinus keijibabai Western Central Pacific.
Halicarcinus planatus Flattened crab Southern Ocean.
Hymenosoma depressum Southwest Pacific
Micas falcipes Western Central Pacific.
Micas minutus Western Central Pacific.
Neorhynchoplax aspinifera Western Central Pacific
Neorhynchoplax chipolini Northwest Pacific
Neorhynchoplax elongata Western Central Pacific
Neorhynchoplax euryrostris Western Central Pacific.
Neorhynchoplax kempi Western Indian Ocean
Neorhynchoplax mangalis Mangrove false spider crab Western Central Pacific
Odiomaris estuarius Western Central Pacific.



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