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Family: Palicidae stilt crabs (See list of species below)

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42 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Crossotonotus compressipes
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Crossotonotus lophocheir
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Crossotonotus spinipes
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Exopalicus maculatus
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Miropalicus vietnamensis
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Neopalicus contractus
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Neopalicus jukesii
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Neopalicus simulus
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Palicoides longimanus
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Palicoides whitei
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Paliculus foliatus
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Paliculus kyusyuensis
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Palicus affinis
[Antillian stilt crab]
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Palicus alternatus
[labile stilt crab]
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Palicus cristatipes
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Palicus cursor
[bathyal stilt crab]
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Palicus dentatus
[armored stilt crab]
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Palicus depressus
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Palicus faxoni
[finned stilt crab]
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Palicus floridanus
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Palicus gracilipes
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Palicus gracilis
[delicate stilt crab]
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Palicus obesus
[inflated stilt crab]
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Palicus sica
[winged stilt crab]
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Parapalicus ambonensis
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Parapalicus armatus
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Parapalicus clinodentatus
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Parapalicus denticulatus
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Parapalicus inermis
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Parapalicus piruensis
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Parapalicus trispiralis
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Pseudopalicus acanthodactylus
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Pseudopalicus amadaibai
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Pseudopalicus declivis
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Pseudopalicus glaber
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Pseudopalicus investigatoris
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Pseudopalicus oahuensis
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Pseudopalicus pictus
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Pseudopalicus serripes
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Rectopalicus amphiceros
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Rectopalicus ampullatus
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Rectopalicus woodmasoni
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42 Species of Family Palicidae
(stilt crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Crossotonotus compressipes Western Central Pacific
Crossotonotus lophocheir Western Central Pacific.
Crossotonotus spinipes Indo-Pacific.
Exopalicus maculatus Indo-Pacific.
Miropalicus vietnamensis Western Central Pacific.
Neopalicus contractus Western Central Pacific.
Neopalicus jukesii Western Central Pacific.
Neopalicus simulus Pacific Ocean
Palicoides longimanus Western Central Pacific.
Palicoides whitei Western Central Pacific.
Paliculus foliatus Western Central Pacific.
Paliculus kyusyuensis Indo-Pacific.
Palicus affinis Antillian stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus alternatus labile stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus cristatipes Western Central Atlantic.
Palicus cursor bathyal stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus dentatus armored stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus depressus Western Central Atlantic.
Palicus faxoni finned stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus floridanus Western Central Atlantic.
Palicus gracilipes Western Central Atlantic.
Palicus gracilis delicate stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus obesus inflated stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Palicus sica winged stilt crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Parapalicus ambonensis Western Central Pacific.
Parapalicus armatus Western Central Pacific.
Parapalicus clinodentatus Western Central Pacific.
Parapalicus denticulatus Western Central Pacific.
Parapalicus inermis Western Central Pacific.
Parapalicus piruensis Western Central Pacific.
Parapalicus trispiralis Western Central Pacific.
Pseudopalicus acanthodactylus Western Central Pacific.
Pseudopalicus amadaibai Western Central Pacific.
Pseudopalicus declivis Western Central Pacific.
Pseudopalicus glaber Western Central Pacific.
Pseudopalicus investigatoris Western Central Pacific
Pseudopalicus oahuensis Pacific Ocean
Pseudopalicus pictus Eastern Pacific.
Pseudopalicus serripes Western Central Pacific.
Rectopalicus amphiceros Western Central Pacific.
Rectopalicus ampullatus Western Central Pacific.
Rectopalicus woodmasoni Western Central Pacific.



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