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Species Petrolisthes armatus - Green Porcelain Crab

Petrolisthes armatus? - Petrolisthes armatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Anomura (Hermit Crabs and Mole Crabs)
Superfamily Galatheoidea
Family Porcellanidae (Porcelain Crabs)
Genus Petrolisthes
Species armatus (Green Porcelain Crab)
Explanation of Names
Petrolisthes armatus (Gibbes, 1850)
Remarks
Introduced, probably from Brazil. Highly invasive species.
Internet References
Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, species page.