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Family Porcellanidae

Lissoporcellana sp.

Porcelain Crab

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Malaysia to Japan.

Size: 0.5 inch (1 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal reefs and seen in association with gorgonians, sea pens, and soft corals.

Aquarium Suitability: Small crabs that usually inhabit gorgonians, sea pens and soft corals.

Rarely seen in the wild and not collected for the aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Subclass: Eumalacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Superfamily: Galatheoidea

    Family: Porcellanidae

    Genus: Lissoporcellana

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

 Lissoporcellana sp. (Porcelain Crab)
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