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Family Calappidae

HAWAII

Calappa calappa

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Makua, Oahu, 20 feet

Firehouse, Oahu, 35 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.