Blue Porcelain Crab

Petrolisthes caribensis

Porcelain Crabs live in all the world's oceans with the exception of the Arctic and Antarctic. They are filter feeders. Note the front limbs with fine feather filaments that are waved in the water stream to collect food particles.    They are small perhaps  1-2 inches across and very uncommon to see.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis
Banded Blue Porcelain Crab - Petrolisthes caribensis

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