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Emerita portoricensis

(Puerto Rican Sand Crab)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Puerto Rican Sand Crab


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Family Hippidae

Body as a whole almost ovoid ; leg 1 not chelate or subchelate; telson twice as long as wide; found only on exposed sandy beaches, burrowing just under the surface.


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 18-Jan-2005

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Emerita

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4 species and subspecies in this genus:

E. analoga (Pacific Sand Crab) · E. benedicti (Benedict Sand Crab) · E. portoricensis (Puerto Rican Sand Crab) · E. talpoida (Atlantic Sand Crab)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:


Last Revised: 2014-05-08