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Family: Leucosiidae purse crabs (See list of species below)

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146 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthilia intermedia
[granulose purse crab]
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Actaeomorpha alvae
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Actaeomorpha erosa
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Alox bothros
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Alox chaunos
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Alox ornatum
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Alox patella
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Alox rugosum
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Alox somphos
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Alox tormos
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Ancylodactyla elata
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Ancylodactyla elongata
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Ancylodactyla nana
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Arcania cornuta
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Arcania elongata
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Arcania erinacea
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Arcania gracilis
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Arcania novemspinosa
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Arcania septemspinosa
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Arcania tuberculata
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Arcania undecimspinosa
[three-spined box crab]
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Callidactylus asper
[spurfinger purse crab]
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Cateios frontalis
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Cryptocnemus macrognathus
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Dolos petraeus
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Ebalia abdominalis
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Ebalia cariosa
[sculptured clutch crab]
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Ebalia cranchi
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Ebalia humilis
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Ebalia jordani
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Ebalia sculpta
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Ebalia stimpsonii
[thinarm clutch crab]


Ebalia tuberosa
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Ebalia tumefacta
[Bryer's nut crab]
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Ebalia webberi
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Ebaliopsis erosa
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Euclosia crosnieri
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Euclosia scitula
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Euclosia unidentata
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Euclosiana concinna
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Favus granulatus
[rubble crab]
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Galilia narusei
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Heterolithadia fallax
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Heteronucia oeschi
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Heteronucia spinifera
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Heteronucia venusta
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Hiplyra sagitta
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Hiplyra variegata
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Ilia nucleus
[pebble crab]
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Iliacantha liodactylus
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Iliacantha sparsa
[shouldered purse crab]
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Iliacantha subglobosa
[longfinger purse crab]
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Ixa megaspis
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Ixa pulcherrima
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Leucisca rubifera
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Leucosia anatum
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Leucosia brevimana
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Leucosia craniolaris
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Leucosia haswelli
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Leucosia punctata
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Leucosia rubripalma
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Leucosia signata
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Lithadia cadaverosa
[carinate clutch crab]
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Lithadia granulosa
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Lyphira heterograna
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Myra affinis
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Myra australis
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Myra celeris
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Myra curtimana
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Myra elegans
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Myra eudactyla
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Myra eudactylus
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Myra fugax
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Myra grandis
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Myra kessleri
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Myra pernix
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Myra subgranulata
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Myra tumidospina
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Myropsis quinquespinosa
[fivespine purse crab]
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Nucia rosea
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Nucia speciosa
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Nursia mimetica
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Nursia minor
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Nursia persica
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Nursia plicata
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Nursia rhomboidalis
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Onychomorpha lamelligera
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Oreophorus crosnieri
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Oreophorus horridus
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Oreophorus reticulatus
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Oreotlos angulatus
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Oreotlos bertrandi
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Oreotlos encymus
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Oreotlos etor
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Oreotlos pala
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Oreotlos pax
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Oreotlos potanus
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Persephona crinita
[pink purse crab]
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Persephona lichtensteinii
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Persephona mediterranea
[mottled purse crab]
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Persephona punctata
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Philyra carinata
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Philyra concinnus
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Philyra globus
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Philyra malefactrix
[millet crab]
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Philyra platycheir
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Philyra sagittifera
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Philyra scabriuscula
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Philyra taekoae
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Praebebalia septemspinosa
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Praosia punctata
[Cheryl crab]
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Pseudophilyra blandfordi
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Pseudophilyra woodmasoni
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Pyrhila pisum
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Randallia eburnea
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Randallia ornata
[globose sand crab]
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Raylilia coniculifera
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Raylilia mirabilis
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Raylilia uenoi
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Ryphila cancellus
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Seulocia anahita
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Seulocia laevimana
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Seulocia pubescens
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Soceulia marmorea
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Speloeophorus elevatus
[bighole clutch crab]
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Speloeophorus nodosus
[twohole clutch crab]
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Speloeophorus pontifer
[smallhole clutch crab]
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Tanaoa distinctus
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Tanaoa nanus
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Tanaoa pustulosus
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Tanaoa serenei
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Tlos muriger
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Toru granuloides
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Toru pilus
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Toru septimus
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Uhlias limbatus
[eroded clutch crab]
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Urnalana cumingii
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Urnalana elata
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Urnalana elatoides
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Urnalana elatula
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Urnalana granulimera
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Urnalana haematosticta
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Urnalana insularis
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Urnalana margaritata
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Urnalana purarensis
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Urnalana whitei
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146 Species of Family Leucosiidae
(purse crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthilia intermedia granulose purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Actaeomorpha alvae Eastern Central Pacific
Actaeomorpha erosa Indo-Pacific
Alox bothros Western Central Pacific
Alox chaunos Western Central Pacific
Alox ornatum Western Pacific
Alox patella Western Central Pacific.
Alox rugosum Western Central Pacific.
Alox somphos Western Central Pacific
Alox tormos Western Central Pacific
Ancylodactyla elata Western Central Pacific.
Ancylodactyla elongata Western Central Pacific.
Ancylodactyla nana Pacific Ocean
Arcania cornuta Indo-West Pacific
Arcania elongata Western Pacific
Arcania erinacea Indo-West Pacific.
Arcania gracilis Indo-West Pacific
Arcania novemspinosa Western Central Pacific
Arcania septemspinosa Indo-West Pacific
Arcania tuberculata Indo-West Pacific.
Arcania undecimspinosa three-spined box crab Indo-Pacific
Callidactylus asper spurfinger purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Cateios frontalis Western Pacific
Cryptocnemus macrognathus Western Central Pacific
Dolos petraeus Western Central Pacific.
Ebalia abdominalis Western Indian Ocean.
Ebalia cariosa sculptured clutch crab Western Atlantic
Ebalia cranchi Northeast Atlantic
Ebalia humilis Western Pacific
Ebalia jordani Pacific Ocean
Ebalia sculpta Southeast Pacific
Ebalia stimpsonii thinarm clutch crab Western Atlantic
Ebalia tuberosa Northeast Atlantic
Ebalia tumefacta Bryer's nut crab Northeast Atlantic.
Ebalia webberi Southwest Pacific
Ebaliopsis erosa Indo-Pacific.
Euclosia crosnieri Western Pacific
Euclosia scitula Western Central Pacific
Euclosia unidentata Western Pacific
Euclosiana concinna Western Central Pacific.
Favus granulatus rubble crab Western Central Pacific
Galilia narusei Western Central Pacific.
Heterolithadia fallax Western Central Pacific
Heteronucia oeschi Western Central Pacific.
Heteronucia spinifera Eastern Central Pacific
Heteronucia venusta Pacific Ocean
Hiplyra sagitta Indian Ocean.
Hiplyra variegata Western Indian Ocean.
Ilia nucleus pebble crab Northeast Atlantic
Iliacantha liodactylus Western Atlantic.
Iliacantha sparsa shouldered purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Iliacantha subglobosa longfinger purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Ixa megaspis Western Central Pacific
Ixa pulcherrima Western Central Pacific
Leucisca rubifera Indian Ocean.
Leucosia anatum Indo-West Pacific.
Leucosia brevimana Western Central Pacific
Leucosia craniolaris Western Pacific.
Leucosia haswelli Indo-West Pacific
Leucosia punctata Western Pacific
Leucosia rubripalma Western Central Pacific
Leucosia signata Western Indian Ocean
Lithadia cadaverosa carinate clutch crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Lithadia granulosa Western Central Atlantic.
Lyphira heterograna Northwest Pacific
Myra affinis Indo-Pacific
Myra australis Indo-West Pacific
Myra celeris Western Central Pacific.
Myra curtimana Western Central Pacific
Myra elegans Indo-West Pacific
Myra eudactyla Indo-West Pacific
Myra eudactylus Western Central Pacific.
Myra fugax Indo-Pacific.
Myra grandis Indo-Pacific.
Myra kessleri Western Central Pacific
Myra pernix Indo-West Pacific and the
Myra subgranulata Western Indian Ocean and
Myra tumidospina Western Central Pacific
Myropsis quinquespinosa fivespine purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Nucia rosea Eastern Central Pacific
Nucia speciosa Indo-Pacific.
Nursia mimetica Indo-Pacific
Nursia minor Northwest Pacific
Nursia persica Western Indian Ocean
Nursia plicata Indo-West Pacific.
Nursia rhomboidalis Northwest Pacific
Onychomorpha lamelligera Western Central Pacific
Oreophorus crosnieri Western Central Pacific.
Oreophorus horridus Western Indian Ocean.
Oreophorus reticulatus Western Central Pacific
Oreotlos angulatus Western Central Pacific
Oreotlos bertrandi Western Central Pacific.
Oreotlos encymus Eastern Central Pacific
Oreotlos etor Western Central Pacific.
Oreotlos pala Indo-Pacific.
Oreotlos pax Western Central Pacific.
Oreotlos potanus Eastern Central Pacific
Persephona crinita pink purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Persephona lichtensteinii Western Atlantic. 2.95 CW
Persephona mediterranea mottled purse crab Western Atlantic Ocean. 4.46 CW
Persephona punctata Western Atlantic. 4.23 CW
Philyra carinata Northwest Pacific
Philyra concinnus Western Indian Ocean.
Philyra globus Indian Ocean.
Philyra malefactrix millet crab Western Central Pacific
Philyra platycheir Indo-West Pacific
Philyra sagittifera Western Indian Ocean.
Philyra scabriuscula Western Indian Ocean
Philyra taekoae Western Central Pacific.
Praebebalia septemspinosa Western Central Pacific
Praosia punctata Cheryl crab Western Central Pacific
Pseudophilyra blandfordi Western Indian Ocean
Pseudophilyra woodmasoni Western Central Pacific
Pyrhila pisum Western Central Pacific
Randallia eburnea Indo-West Pacific.
Randallia ornata globose sand crab Eastern Pacific 5 CW
Raylilia coniculifera Western Central Pacific.
Raylilia mirabilis Western Central Pacific.
Raylilia uenoi Western Central Pacific.
Ryphila cancellus Indo-West Pacific.
Seulocia anahita Western Indian Ocean.
Seulocia laevimana Eastern Indian Ocean
Seulocia pubescens Indo-West Pacific.
Soceulia marmorea Western Central Pacific
Speloeophorus elevatus bighole clutch crab Southwest Atlantic
Speloeophorus nodosus twohole clutch crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Speloeophorus pontifer smallhole clutch crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Tanaoa distinctus Western and central Pacif
Tanaoa nanus Western Central Pacific.
Tanaoa pustulosus Indo-West Pacific.
Tanaoa serenei Pacific Ocean.
Tlos muriger Western Central Pacific
Toru granuloides Western Central Pacific.
Toru pilus Western Central Pacific.
Toru septimus Western Central Pacific.
Uhlias limbatus eroded clutch crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Urnalana cumingii Western Central Pacific
Urnalana elata Western Central Pacific.
Urnalana elatoides Western Central Pacific.
Urnalana elatula Western Central Pacific.
Urnalana granulimera Western Central Pacific.
Urnalana haematosticta Western Central Pacific
Urnalana insularis Western Central Pacific.
Urnalana margaritata Western Central Pacific.
Urnalana purarensis Pacific Ocean.
Urnalana whitei Western Central Pacific



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