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Family: Menippidae stone crabs (See list of species below)

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11 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Eriphia gonagra
[Warty crab]
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Menippe adina
[Gulf stone crab]


Menippe mercenaria
[Stone crab]
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Menippe nodifrons
[Lumpy stone crab]
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Menippe rumphii
[Maroon stone crab]
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Myomenippe fornasinii
[Smooth stone crab]
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Myomenippe hardwickii
[Mangrove stone crab]
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Ozius rugulosus
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Ozius tuberculosus
[Beaded rock crab]
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Sphaerozius nitidus
[Luster round crab]
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Sphaerozius oeschi
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11 Species of Family Menippidae
(stone crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Eriphia gonagra Warty crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Menippe adina Gulf stone crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Menippe mercenaria Stone crab Western Central Atlantic
Menippe nodifrons Lumpy stone crab Atlantic Ocean 4.90000009536743 CL
Menippe rumphii Maroon stone crab Indo-West Pacific. 9 CW
Myomenippe fornasinii Smooth stone crab Indo-Pacific 9 CW
Myomenippe hardwickii Mangrove stone crab Western Central Pacific 10 CW
Ozius rugulosus Indo-Pacific
Ozius tuberculosus Beaded rock crab Indo-Pacific 9 CW
Sphaerozius nitidus Luster round crab Northeast Atlantic and In
Sphaerozius oeschi Western Central Pacific.



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