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Family: Raninidae frog crabs (See list of species below)

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17 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Cosmonotus mclaughlinae
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Lyreidus brevifrons
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Lyreidus tridentatus
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Lysirude nitidus
[Longleg frog crab]
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Notopoides latus
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Notopus dorsipes
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Notosceles chimmonis
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Notosceles pepeke
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Notosceles viaderi
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Ranilia constricta
[Sicklefoot frog crab]
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Ranilia muricata
[Muricate frog crab]


Ranina ranina
[Spanner crab]
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Raninoides lamarcki
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Raninoides loevis
[Furrowed frog crab]
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Raninoides louisianensis
[Gulf frog crab]
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Symethis corallica
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Symethis variolosa
[Eroded frog crab]
17 Species of Family Raninidae
(frog crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cosmonotus mclaughlinae Western Central Pacific.
Lyreidus brevifrons Western Central Pacific.
Lyreidus tridentatus Western Pacific
Lysirude nitidus Longleg frog crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Notopoides latus Indo-Pacific
Notopus dorsipes Indo-West Pacific and the
Notosceles chimmonis Indo-Pacific.
Notosceles pepeke Southwest Pacific
Notosceles viaderi Indo-Pacific.
Ranilia constricta Sicklefoot frog crab Eastern Atlantic Ocean.
Ranilia muricata Muricate frog crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ranina ranina Spanner crab Indo-Pacific 15 CL
Raninoides lamarcki Western Central Atlantic.
Raninoides loevis Furrowed frog crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Raninoides louisianensis Gulf frog crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Symethis corallica Western Central Pacific.
Symethis variolosa Eroded frog crab Western Atlantic Ocean.



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