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Spider Crab Species

Libinia sp.


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


Gulf of Mexico

1 Species ID Suggestions

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 years ago
Spider Crab Species
Libinia sp. Longnose Spider Crab

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ForestDragon 5 years ago

Moved to Arthropods. :-)

Mr. Leonard
Mr. Leonard 6 years ago

Thank you

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 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.

Mr. Leonard
Spotted by
Mr. Leonard

Florida, USA

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

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