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Lamarcks Porcelain Crab

Petrolisthes lamarckii


Single small spine on edge of carapace behind eye; claws lack any hair, but are marked with short, striated lines; arm of claw has three broad teeth on front edge. To 17 mm long. Several similar species.


Under rocks and rubble on reefs; intertidal and shallow subtidal zones. Eastern Australia; also Indo-West Pacific.

Lamarck's Porcelain Crab, Petrolisthes lamarckii (Image: L. Newman and A. Flowers)

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