Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Caranguejo Guaiá

Carpilius corallinus


One of the most beautiful crabs in the area. The carapace is smooth and heavy, with no teeth, except for a blunt one at the lower right- and left hand corner. The ground color is pale to brick red with scarlet spots and meandering lines of small white or yellow spots. The ends of the fingers and claws are darker. Size: the largest crab in the Caribbean, the carapace can be up to 15 cm in width.


Fernando de Noronha - PE - Brazil

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

moved to arthropods

alicelongmartin 11 years ago


jacky.colucci 11 years ago

Arquipélago Fernando de Noronha - PE - Brasil.. I recommend visit!! =)

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Very nice! Could you please add a place name for where you spotted it?

Spotted by

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

Related Spottings

7/11 crab Convex Crab Spotted Reef Crab aka 7-11 Crab, 'Alakuma Seven-Eleven Crab

Nearby Spottings

Sergeant major, Sargento Lemon Shark Mabuya Noronha skink Palmeira, Palm tree
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team