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Spider Crab Species

Libinia sp.

Description:

Small crab of some sort. Found in about 3ft of sandy bottom water.

Habitat:

Gulf of Mexico


1 species ID suggestions

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago
Spider Crab Species
Libinia sp. Longnose Spider Crab

2 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Moved to Arthropods. :-)

Mr. Leonard
Mr. Leonard 5 years ago

Thank you

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 5 years ago

I'm unsure of which species. I think there are three different choices (unsure about Libinia erinacea) that it could be. It may be a Juvenile Seagrass Spider Crab because it said that the rostrum is more forked deeply as juvenile, but I didn't see a good picture of this crab.

Here's another link to look at as well for comparison.
http://txmarspecies.tamug.edu/invertdeta...

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.18, Long: -82.80

Spotted on Apr 12, 2014
Submitted on Apr 13, 2014

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