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Created 12/21/2013

Family Grapsidae

HAWAII

Metopograpsus oceanicus

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

 

OCEANIC ROCK CRAB

Uncommon on rocks and mangroves in shallow water of Kane'ohe Bay and possibly Pearl Harbor.  Carapace width attains 2 inches.  Introduced to Hawaii via shipping activity.  Indo-Pacific.