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Updated 3/10/2013

Family Portunidae

HAWAII

Podphthalmus vigil

Kuapa Pond, Hawaii Kai, Oahu

 

 

LONG-EYED SWIMMING CRAB

Lives in mud and silty sand burrows in bays, harbors, fishponds, and estuaries but rarely seen by divers.  Attains carapace width of 5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.