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Family Panopeidae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Panopeus herbstii

Amoray Resort, Key Largo, 2 feet

ATLANTIC or COMMON MUD CRAB

Common in muddy areas near shore.  Claws black, three of four marginal teeth of carapace large and sharp.  Attains width of 2.5 inches.  Massachusetts to Brazil.  One of several related species.

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