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Family: Homolidae carrier crabs (See list of species below)

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38 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Dagnaudus petterdi
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Homola barbata
[Homole crab]
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Homola coriolisi
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Homola ikedai
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Homola mieensis
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Homola minima
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Homola orientalis
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Homola poupini
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Homola ranunculus
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Homola vigil
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Homolochunia kullar
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Homolochunia valdiviae
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Homologenus broussei
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Homologenus levii
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Homologenus orientalis
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Homologenus rostratus
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Homolomannia occlusa
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Homolomannia sibogae
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Ihlopsis tirardi
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Lamoha inflata
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Lamoha murotoensis
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Lamoha noar
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Lamoha personata
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Latreillopsis antennata
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Latreillopsis bispinosa
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Latreillopsis gracilipes
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Latreillopsis mariveneae
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Latreillopsis tetraspinosa
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Moloha majora
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Paramola cuvieri
[paramola]
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Paramola macrochira
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Paromola bathyalis
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Paromola cuvieri
[paromola]
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Paromola japonica
[Japanese deepwater carrier crab]
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Paromola rathbunae
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Yaldwynopsis guinotae
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Yaldwynopsis saguili
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Yaldwynopsis spinimanus
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38 Species of Family Homolidae
(carrier crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Dagnaudus petterdi Western Central Pacific.
Homola barbata Homole crab Atlantic Ocean and the Me 1.47 CW
Homola coriolisi Western Central Pacific.
Homola ikedai Western and eastern centr
Homola mieensis Western Central Pacific
Homola minima Western Atlantic.
Homola orientalis Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Homola poupini Eastern Central Pacific
Homola ranunculus Western Central Pacific.
Homola vigil Western Central Atlantic.
Homolochunia kullar Western Central Pacific.
Homolochunia valdiviae Western Central Pacific.
Homologenus broussei Eastern Central Pacific
Homologenus levii Western Central Pacific.
Homologenus orientalis Southeast Pacific
Homologenus rostratus Western Central Atlantic.
Homolomannia occlusa Indo-West Pacific
Homolomannia sibogae Western Central Pacific
Ihlopsis tirardi Western Central Pacific.
Lamoha inflata Central Pacific
Lamoha murotoensis Indo-Pacific
Lamoha noar Western Central Atlantic.
Lamoha personata Eastern Central Pacific
Latreillopsis antennata Western Central Pacific.
Latreillopsis bispinosa Western Pacific
Latreillopsis gracilipes Western Central Pacific.
Latreillopsis mariveneae Western Central Pacific
Latreillopsis tetraspinosa Western Pacific
Moloha majora Pacific Ocean.
Paramola cuvieri paramola Eastern Atlantic and the
Paramola macrochira Western Central Pacific
Paromola bathyalis Western Central Pacific.
Paromola cuvieri paromola Eastern Atlantic and the 21.5 CL
Paromola japonica Japanese deepwater carrier crab Pacific Ocean 18 CL
Paromola rathbunae Southeast Pacific.
Yaldwynopsis guinotae Eastern Central Pacific
Yaldwynopsis saguili Western Central Pacific
Yaldwynopsis spinimanus Southwest Pacific



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