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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > Brachyurans
Big crabs with big pincers
How to tell them apart?
updated Dec 12

These crabs with big pincers found on rocky shores are often mistaken for one another.
Here's more on how to tell them apart.


Stone crab
(Myonmenippe hardwickii)

Red-eyed reef crab
(Eriphia ferox)

Spotted-belly forceps crab
(Ozius guttatus)
Has green eyes ringed with red.
Has all-red eyes.
Has spotted eyes.

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