Porcelain crab

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(Zool.) any crab of the genus Porcellana and allied genera (family Porcellanidæ). They have a smooth, polished carapace.

See also: Porcelain

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Sample Type Family Species Code Vegetation BOM Benthic organic BOM matter Cymodoceaceae Halodule wrightii HABE Poaceae Spartina SPAL alterniflora POM Particulate POM organic matter Ulvaceae Ulva lactuca ULLA Invertebrate Alpheidae Alpheus APHE heterochaelis Diogenidae Clibanarius CLVI vittatus Hippolytidae Tozeuma TOCA carolinense Menippidae Menippe adina MEAD Ostreidae Crassostrea CRV1 virginica Palaemonidae Palaemonetes PAVU vulgaris Porcellanidae Porcellanidae POSP spp.
Material of two species, both new to the fauna of Costa Rica, had been collected as parasites of two crabs in the anomuran family Porcellanidae on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and were housed in the collection of the Museo de Zoologia, Universidad de Costa Rica (designated UCR).
Diogeninae, Porcellanidae, and Leucosiidae can all be considered reef prey.