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Updated 6/28/2016

Family Portunidae

HAWAII

Thalamita edwardsi

Moku o Lo'e, Oahu, 2 feet

 

Kaupo tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 



Ala Wai harbor, Oahu, 2 feet


Juvenile, Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu

EDWARD'S SWIMMING CRAB

Very common scurrying about on shallow reefs where it feeds upon small fish and invertebrates.  Mottled brown, tan, and white, legs with blue-tipped spines and reddish-brown claws.  Attains carapace width of 1.5 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.