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Updated 7/11/2014

Family Calappidae

HAWAII

Calappa calappa

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Firehouse, Oahu, 35 feet



Raja Ampat, Indonesia, 8 feet

SMOOTH BOX CRAB

Uncommon in sand at scuba depths.  Normally buried with only the eye stalks extended.  May be covered with dark spots.  Attains carapace width of 6 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.