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Updated 12/21/2013

Family Grapsidae

HAWAII

Metopograpsus thukuhar

Ala Wai Harbor, O'ahu

 

 

He'eia, O'ahu

 



Moku o Lo'e, Oahu


Kanewai Spring, Kuli'ou'ou, O'ahu


Kanewai Spring, Kuli'ou'ou, O'ahu

'ALAMIHI

Common on rocks and mangroves at the water's edge in calm bays & harbors & estuaries.    Carapace width attains 2 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Erroneously known in Hawaii as Metopograpsus messor, which only occurs in the Western Indian Ocean.