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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 2019

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 egg crab

(Atergatis integerrimus)

Maroon stone crab

(Menippe rumphii)
Green eyes ringed with red.
All-red eyes.
All-red eyes.

Floral egg crab

(Atergatis floridus)

Ferocious reef crab
(Eriphia ferox)

Spotted-belly forceps crab
(Ozius guttatus)
Yellow markings around the eye.
All-red eyes.
Spotted eyes.

More comparisons

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