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Family: Majidae spider crabs (See list of species below)

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102 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Ageitomaia baeckstroemi
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Anacinetops stimpsoni
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Coelocerus spinosus
[channelnose spider crab]
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Cyclax spinicinctus
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Cyclax suborbicularis
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Cyclocoeloma tuberculata
[spider crab]
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Cyrtomaia coriolisi
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Cyrtomaia cornuta
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Cyrtomaia curviceros
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Cyrtomaia danieli
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Cyrtomaia echinata
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Cyrtomaia ericina
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Cyrtomaia furici
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Cyrtomaia griffini
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Cyrtomaia horrida
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Cyrtomaia ihlei
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Cyrtomaia lamellata
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Cyrtomaia largoi
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Cyrtomaia micronesica
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Cyrtomaia murrayi
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Cyrtomaia platypes
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Eurynome aspera
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Eurynome spinosa
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Hemus cristulipes
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Hyastenus diacanthus
[horn decorator crab]
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Jacquinotia edwardsi
[southern spider crab]
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Kimbla neocaledonica
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Leptomithrax australis
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Leptomithrax edwardsii
[Edwards' spider crab]
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Leptomithrax longimanus
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Leptomithrax tuberculatus
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Leptopisa setirostris
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Macrocheira kaempferi
[Japanese giant spider crab]
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Macrocoeloma camptocerum
[Florida decorator crab]
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Macrocoeloma diplacanthum
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Macrocoeloma eutheca
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Macrocoeloma intermedium
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Macrocoeloma laevigatum
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Macrocoeloma septemspinosum
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Macrocoeloma subparallelum
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Macrocoeloma trispinosum
[spongy decorator crab]
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Macropodia linaresi
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Macropodia longipes
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Macropodia longirostris
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Macropodia rostrata
[long legged spider crab]


Macropodia tenuirostris
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Maiopsis panamensis
[Panamic spidercrab]
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Maja brachydactyla
[Atlantic spinous spider crab]


Maja crispata
[lesser spider crab]


Maja goltziana
[spiny spider crab]
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Maja komatoensis
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Maja miersii
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Maja squinado
[spinous spider crab]
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Micippa curtispina
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Micippa excavata
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Micippa margaritifera
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Micippa parca
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Micippa philyra
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Micippa platipes
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Micippa thalia
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Microphrys antillensis
[lobed decorator crab]
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Microphrys bicornutus
[speck-claw decorator crab]
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Microphrys interruptus
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Mithraculus cinctimanus
[banded clinging crab]
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Mithraculus coryphe
[nodose clinging crab]
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Mithraculus forceps
[red-ridged clinging crab]
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Mithraculus ruber
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Mithraculus sculptus
[green clinging crab]
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Mithrax hemphilli
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Mithrax hispidus
[coral clinging crab]
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Mithrax holderi
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Mithrax pilosus
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Mithrax spinosissimus
[channel-clinging crab]
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Mithrax verrucosus
[paved clinging crab]
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Naxia spinosa
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Nemausa acuticornis
[sharphorn clinging crab]
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Notomithrax spinosus
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Notomithrax ursus
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Paramaya mulli
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Phalangipus hystrix
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Picroceroides tubularis
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Planotergum mirabile
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Prismatopus goldsboroughi
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Schizophroida colemani
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Schizophroida gracilis
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Schizophroida hilensis
[Hilo collector crab]


Schizophrys aspera
[common decorator crab]


Schizophrys dama
[pronghorn decorator crab]
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Stenocionops furcatus
[furcate spider crab]
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Stenocionops ovatus
[velvet spidercrab]
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Stenocionops spinimanus
[prickly spider crab]
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Teleophrys cristulipes
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Teleophrys ornatus
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Teleophrys pococki
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Temnonotus granulosus
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Teratomaia richardsoni
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Thersandrus compressus
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Thoe puella
[scarlet mime crab]
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Tiarinia gracilis
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Tiarinia takedai
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Tylocarcinus dumerilii
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Tylocarcinus styx
[underworld spider crab]
102 Species of Family Majidae
(spider crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Ageitomaia baeckstroemi Southeast Pacific
Anacinetops stimpsoni Eastern Indian Ocean
Coelocerus spinosus channelnose spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Cyclax spinicinctus Western Central Pacific.
Cyclax suborbicularis Indo-Pacific.
Cyclocoeloma tuberculata spider crab Indo-Pacific Ocean.
Cyrtomaia coriolisi Western Central Pacific.
Cyrtomaia cornuta Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia curviceros Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia danieli Southeast Pacific
Cyrtomaia echinata Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia ericina Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia furici Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia griffini Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia horrida Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia ihlei Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia lamellata Pacific Ocean
Cyrtomaia largoi Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia micronesica Western Central Pacific
Cyrtomaia murrayi Western Pacific
Cyrtomaia platypes Pacific Ocean
Eurynome aspera Northeast Atlantic.
Eurynome spinosa Northeast Atlantic
Hemus cristulipes Southwest Atlantic
Hyastenus diacanthus horn decorator crab Indo-West Pacific
Jacquinotia edwardsi southern spider crab Southwest Pacific
Kimbla neocaledonica Western Central Pacific.
Leptomithrax australis Southwest Pacific
Leptomithrax edwardsii Edwards' spider crab Western Pacific
Leptomithrax longimanus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Leptomithrax tuberculatus 199604 Leptomithrax tu
Leptopisa setirostris Southwest Atlantic
Macrocheira kaempferi Japanese giant spider crab Northwest Pacific 30 CW
Macrocoeloma camptocerum Florida decorator crab Western Atlantic
Macrocoeloma diplacanthum Western Central Atlantic.
Macrocoeloma eutheca Southwest Atlantic
Macrocoeloma intermedium Western Central Atlantic.
Macrocoeloma laevigatum Southwest Atlantic
Macrocoeloma septemspinosum Southwest Atlantic
Macrocoeloma subparallelum Western Atlantic.
Macrocoeloma trispinosum spongy decorator crab Southwest Atlantic
Macropodia linaresi Northeast Atlantic
Macropodia longipes Eastern Atlantic and the
Macropodia longirostris Mediterranean Sea.
Macropodia rostrata long legged spider crab Northeast Atlantic and th
Macropodia tenuirostris Northeast Atlantic
Maiopsis panamensis Panamic spidercrab Eastern Central Pacific 31 CW
Maja brachydactyla Atlantic spinous spider crab Eastern Atlantic 22 CL
Maja crispata lesser spider crab To be filled.
Maja goltziana spiny spider crab Eastern Atlantic from Por
Maja komatoensis Northwest Pacific
Maja miersii Western Central Pacific
Maja squinado spinous spider crab Mediterranean 22 CL
Micippa curtispina Western Central Pacific
Micippa excavata Eastern Indian Ocean
Micippa margaritifera Eastern Central Pacific
Micippa parca Eastern Central Pacific
Micippa philyra Indo-West Pacific.
Micippa platipes Indo-Pacific
Micippa thalia Western Central Pacific.
Microphrys antillensis lobed decorator crab Southwest Atlantic
Microphrys bicornutus speck-claw decorator crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 0.5 CW
Microphrys interruptus Western Atlantic.
Mithraculus cinctimanus banded clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Mithraculus coryphe nodose clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Mithraculus forceps red-ridged clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Mithraculus ruber Western Central Atlantic.
Mithraculus sculptus green clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Mithrax hemphilli Western Atlantic.
Mithrax hispidus coral clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Mithrax holderi Western Central Atlantic.
Mithrax pilosus Western Atlantic. 10 CL
Mithrax spinosissimus channel-clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Mithrax verrucosus paved clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Naxia spinosa Southwest Pacific
Nemausa acuticornis sharphorn clinging crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Notomithrax spinosus Southwest Pacific
Notomithrax ursus Indo-West Pacific 6 CL
Paramaya mulli Eastern Indian Ocean
Phalangipus hystrix Western Pacific
Picroceroides tubularis Western Atlantic.
Planotergum mirabile Western Central Pacific
Prismatopus goldsboroughi Pacific Ocean
Schizophroida colemani Western Pacific
Schizophroida gracilis Western Pacific
Schizophroida hilensis Hilo collector crab Pacific Ocean
Schizophrys aspera common decorator crab Indo-Pacific, eastwards t 6 CW
Schizophrys dama pronghorn decorator crab Indo-West Pacific 6 CW
Stenocionops furcatus furcate spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Stenocionops ovatus velvet spidercrab Eastern Central Pacific 14 CW
Stenocionops spinimanus prickly spider crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Teleophrys cristulipes Eastern Central Pacific 0.69 TL
Teleophrys ornatus Western Atlantic.
Teleophrys pococki Western Atlantic.
Temnonotus granulosus Western Central Atlantic.
Teratomaia richardsoni Indo-West Pacific
Thersandrus compressus Western Central Atlantic
Thoe puella scarlet mime crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Tiarinia gracilis Western Central Pacific.
Tiarinia takedai Western Central Pacific
Tylocarcinus dumerilii Eastern Central Pacific
Tylocarcinus styx underworld spider crab Indo-Pacific



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