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How many species of crab are there?


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2009-11-26 21:53:38
2009-11-26 21:53:38

500,at least that's what I've heard on a site.

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there are many species of hermit crab which one do you mean? the common hermit crabs species is bernhardus

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There are only a few species of crab that live on Sanibel Island. They are they blue crab and the hermit crab. Both of those are very common species found on beaches.

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It depends from the species. # Species Eucratodes agassizii (dirtytooth mud crab). # Species Eurypanopeus abbreviatus (lobate mud crab). # Species Eurypanopeus depressus (flatback mud crab). # Species Eurypanopeus dissimilis (asymmetric mud crab). # Species Eurypanopeus turgidus (ridgeback mud crab). # Species Eurytium limosum (broadback mud crab). # Species Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab). # Species Glyptoxanthus erosus (eroded mud crab). # Species Hemigrapsus oregonensis (mud-flat crab). # Species Heteractaea ceratopus (horned mud crab. # Species Heteractaea lunata (fuzzy mud crab). # Species Hexapanopeus paulensis (knobbed mud crab). # Species Micropanope lobifrons (lobefront mud crab). # Species Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab). # Species Micropanope pusilla (puffy mud crab). # Species Micropanope urinator (thorny mud crab). # Species Panopeus americanus (narrowback mud crab). # Species Panopeus hartii (areolate mud crab). # Species Panopeus herbstii (black-fingered mud crab, black-clawed mud crab, Atlantic mud crab, common mud crab). # Species Panopeus lacustris (knotfinger mud crab). # Species Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab). # Species Panopeus rugosus (granulose mud crab). # Species Panopeus simpsoni (oystershell mud crab). # Species Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Harris mud crab). # Species Scylla serrata (giant mud crab). # Species Tetraxanthus bidentatus (vornered mud crab). # Species Tetraxanthus rathbunae (inflated mud crab).

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It depend's upon the species of hermit crab. There are many different species for example The common hermit crab is called Eupagurus bernhardus.

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There are many different species of crab. Each different species has a different name. The common infraorder is Brachyura. In the gallery section wikipedia has a great species of crabs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab Crab in latin is cancer.


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