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Family: Pinnotheridae pea crabs (See list of species below)

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64 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aphanodactylus panglao
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Arcotheres placunae
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Arcotheres placunicola
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Arcotheres shahi
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Arcotheres spinidactylus
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Austinixa beherae
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Austinixa chacei
[Chace pea crab]
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Austinixa cristata
[cristate pea crab]
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Clypeasterophilus juvenilis
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Clypeasterophilus rugatus
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Clypeasterophilus stebbingi
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Dissodactylus crinitichelis
[seabiscuit pea crab]
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Dissodactylus latus
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Dissodactylus mellitae
[sand-dollar pea crab]
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Dissodactylus primitivus
[heart urchin pea crab]
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Fabia byssomiae
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Fabia subquadrata
[grooved mussel crab]
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Fabia tellinae
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Gandoa brevipes
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Neoxenophthalmus obscurus
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Orthotheres strombi
[conch pea crab]
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Parapinnixa bouvieri
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Parapinnixa hendersoni
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Pinnaxodes chilensis
[commensal sea urchin crab]
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Pinnaxodes floridensis
[polkadotted pea crab]
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Pinnixa bahamondei
[commensal parchment worm crab]
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Pinnixa chaetopterana
[tube pea crab]
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Pinnixa cylindrica
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Pinnixa eburna
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Pinnixa faba
[mantle pea crab]
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Pinnixa floridana
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Pinnixa franciscana
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Pinnixa gracilipes
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Pinnixa leptosynaptae
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Pinnixa littoralis
[gaper pea crab]
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Pinnixa longipes
[longlegged pea crab]
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Pinnixa lunzi
[Lunz pea crab]
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Pinnixa monodactyla
[thumbless pea crab]
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Pinnixa occidentalis
[western pea crab]
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Pinnixa pearsei
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Pinnixa retinens
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Pinnixa sayana
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Pinnixa schmitti
[Schmitt pea crab]
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Pinnixa transversalis
[commensal pea crabs]
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Pinnixa tubicola
[tube-dwelling pea crab]
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Pinnixa valdiviensis
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Pinnotherelia laevigata
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Pinnotheres dofleini
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Pinnotheres edwardsi
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Pinnotheres globosus
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Pinnotheres hemphilli
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Pinnotheres hickmani
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Pinnotheres obesus
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Pinnotheres pisum
[pea crab]
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Pinnotheres shoemakeri
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Pinnotheres taylori
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Scleroplax granulata
[burrow pea crab]
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Tetrias fischerii
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Tumidotheres maculatus
[squatter pea crab]
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Tunicotheres moseri
[ascidian pea crab]
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Visayeres acron
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Xanthasia murigera
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Xenophthalmus pinnotheroides
[blind pea crab]
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Zaops ostreum
[oyster pea crab]
64 Species of Family Pinnotheridae
(pea crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aphanodactylus panglao Western Central Pacific
Arcotheres placunae Western Indian Ocean.
Arcotheres placunicola Western Central Pacific
Arcotheres shahi Eastern Indian Ocean
Arcotheres spinidactylus Indo-West Pacific.
Austinixa beherae Western Central Atlantic
Austinixa chacei Chace pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Austinixa cristata cristate pea crab Western Atlantic
Clypeasterophilus juvenilis Western Central Atlantic.
Clypeasterophilus rugatus Western Central Atlantic.
Clypeasterophilus stebbingi Western Central Atlantic
Dissodactylus crinitichelis seabiscuit pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Dissodactylus latus Western Central Atlantic.
Dissodactylus mellitae sand-dollar pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Dissodactylus primitivus heart urchin pea crab Western Central Atlantic
Fabia byssomiae Western Central Atlantic
Fabia subquadrata grooved mussel crab Eastern Pacific
Fabia tellinae Western Central Atlantic.
Gandoa brevipes Western Central Pacific
Neoxenophthalmus obscurus Northwest Pacific
Orthotheres strombi conch pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Parapinnixa bouvieri Western Central Atlantic.
Parapinnixa hendersoni Western Atlantic.
Pinnaxodes chilensis commensal sea urchin crab Southeast Pacific.
Pinnaxodes floridensis polkadotted pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pinnixa bahamondei commensal parchment worm crab Southeast Pacific
Pinnixa chaetopterana tube pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Pinnixa cylindrica Western Atlantic.
Pinnixa eburna Northeast Pacific
Pinnixa faba mantle pea crab Eastern Pacific
Pinnixa floridana Western Central Atlantic.
Pinnixa franciscana Eastern Central Pacific
Pinnixa gracilipes Western Atlantic 1.16 CW
Pinnixa leptosynaptae Western Central Atlantic
Pinnixa littoralis gaper pea crab Eastern Pacific
Pinnixa longipes longlegged pea crab Eastern Central Pacific
Pinnixa lunzi Lunz pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pinnixa monodactyla thumbless pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pinnixa occidentalis western pea crab East Pacific.
Pinnixa pearsei Western Central Atlantic
Pinnixa retinens Western Atlantic.
Pinnixa sayana Western Atlantic.
Pinnixa schmitti Schmitt pea crab Eastern Central Pacific
Pinnixa transversalis commensal pea crabs Southeast Pacific
Pinnixa tubicola tube-dwelling pea crab Eastern Pacific
Pinnixa valdiviensis Southeast Pacific
Pinnotherelia laevigata Pacific and Southern Ocea
Pinnotheres dofleini Southeast Atlantic and We
Pinnotheres edwardsi Indo-West Pacific.
Pinnotheres globosus Western Central Pacific.
Pinnotheres hemphilli Western Central Atlantic
Pinnotheres hickmani Indo-West Pacific
Pinnotheres obesus Western Central Pacific
Pinnotheres pisum pea crab Northeast Atlantic
Pinnotheres shoemakeri Western Central Atlantic.
Pinnotheres taylori Northeast Pacific
Scleroplax granulata burrow pea crab Eastern Central Pacific
Tetrias fischerii Western Central Pacific.
Tumidotheres maculatus squatter pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Tunicotheres moseri ascidian pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Visayeres acron Western Central Pacific
Xanthasia murigera Indo-Pacific Ocean.
Xenophthalmus pinnotheroides blind pea crab Western Pacific.
Zaops ostreum oyster pea crab Western Atlantic Ocean.



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