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Updated 8/21/2015

Family Xanthidae

HAWAII

Lybia edmondsoni   

Black Rock, Maui, 30 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet



Richardson's Beach, Hawaii

HAWAIIAN POM-POM CRAB

Occasional under rocks in shallow water.  Holds the venomous anemone Triactis producta for defense.    Carapace width attains 1/2 inch.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Related to the Indo-Pacific Lybia tessellata.