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CRUSTACEAN SPECIES

Amphipod List

The following amphipods are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Amphipods
Common Name Scientific Name
  Amphithoe sp.
  Ceradocus sheardi
  Elasmopus rapax
  Colomastix sp.
  Corophium sp.
  Leucothoe spinicarpa
  Liljeborgia bousfieldi
  Lysianassa alba
  Mellita appendiculata

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Barnacle List

The following barnacles are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Barnacles
Common Name Scientific Name
sponge barnacle Acasta cyathus
  Balanus calidus
bay barnacle Balanus improvisus
  Chelonibia testudinaria
  Conchoderma virgatum
  Diceroscalpellum (Scalpellum) diceratum
smooth goose-neck barnacle
smooth goose-neck barnacles (Lepas anatifera)
Lepas anatifera
scaled goose-neck barnacle Lepas pectinata
  Lithotrya dorsalis
  Megabalanus antillensis

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Copepod List

The following copepods are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Copepods
Common Name Scientific Name
  Asterocheres n. sp.

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Crab List

The following crabs are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Crabs
Common Name Scientific Name
spinose rubble crab Actaea acantha
  Actaea rufopunctata
  Calappa sp.
spurfinger purse crab Callidactylus asper
ornate blue crab Callinectes ornatus
batwing coral/queen crab
batwing coral crab (Carpilius corallinus)
(molt)
Carpilius corallinus
  Chasmocarcinus chacei
blackpoint sculling crab
Blackpoint Sculling Crab (Cronius ruber)
Cronius ruber
  Domecia hispida

redeye sponge crab
redeye sponge crab (Dromia erythropus)

redeye sponge crab (Dromia erythropus)

Redeye Sponge Crab (Dromia erythropus)

Dromia erythropus
  Frevillea sp.
spiny mud crab Garthiope (Micropanope) spinipes
eroded mud crab Glyptoxanthus erosus
  Hemus cristulipes
  Hexapanopeus lobipes
knobbed mud crab Hexapanopeus paulensis
  Homola barbata
  Hypoconcha parasitica
shell-carrying crab Hypoconcha sabulosa
  Lithadia cf. L.cumingi
areolated hairy crab Lobopilumnus agassizii
spongy decorator crab
Spongy decorator crab (Macrocoeloma trispinosum)
Macrocoeloma trispinosum
delicate coral crab Melybia thalamita
beaded mud crab Micropanope nuttingi
sculptured mud crab Micropanope sculptipes
thorny mud crab Micropanope urinator
lobed decorator crab Microphrys antillensis
sharphorn clinging crab Mithrax acuticornis
red ridge clinging crab Mithraculus (Mithrax) forceps

coral clinging crab
Coral clinging crab (Mithrax hispidus)

Coral Clingin Crab (Mithrax hispidus)

Mithrax hispidus
paved clinging/red spider crab Mithrax verrucosus
  Nanoplax sp.
sharphorn clinging crab Nemausa acuticornis
depressed rubble crab Panoplax depressa
  Paractaea rufopunctata
nodose rubble crab Paractaea rufopunctata nodosa
  Parapinnixa bouvieri
yellow elbow crab Parthenope agonus
coarsespined hairy crab Pilumnus caribaeus
shortspined hairy crab Pilumnus dasypodus
plumed hairy crab Pilumnus floridanus
spineback hairy crab Pilumnus sayi
pea crab Pinnixa sp.
gulfweed crab Planes minutus
bristled rubble crab Platyactaea setigera
delicate swimming crab Portunus anceps
sargassum swimming crab Portunus sayi
ocellate swimming crab Portunus sebae
  Portunus spinicarpus
rough rubble crab Pseudomedaeus agassizi
furcate spider crab Stenocionops furcata coelata

yellowline arrow crab
yellowline arrow crab

yellow line arrow crab

Yellow Line Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis)

Stenorhynchus seticornis
  Teleophrys pococki
  Teleophrys ornatus
vornered mud crab Tetraxanthus bidentatus

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Hermit Crab List

The following hermit crabs are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Hermit Crabs
Common Name Scientific Name
orangeclaw hermit crab Calcinus tibicen
  Catapagurus sharreri
striped hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus
red brocade hermit crab Dardanus insignis
bareye hermit crab
bareye hermit crab (Dardanus fucosus)
Dardanus fucosus
stareye hermit crab Dardanus venosus
  Iridopagurus caribbensis
red reef hermit crab Paguristes cadenati
  Paguristes grayi
blue-eye hermit crab Paguristes sericeus
bandeye hermit crab Paguristes tortugae
  Pagurus annulipes
hermit crab
Hermit crab (Pagurus brevidactylus)
Pagurus brevidactylus
  Pagurus bullisi
  Pagurus miamensis
  Pagurus operculatus

giant hermit crab
giant hermit crab (Petrochirus diogenes)

giant hermit crab (Petrochirus diogenes)

Petrochirus diogenes
red-stripe hermit crab Phimochirus holthuisi
polkadotted hermit crab Phimochirus operculatus
  Phimochirus randalli
  Pylopagurus randalli

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Isopod List

The following isopods are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Isopods
Common Name Scientific Name
  Cirolana mayana
  Excorallana antillensis

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Lobster List

The following lobsters are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Lobsters
Common Name Scientific Name
flaming reef lobster
Flaming reef lobster (enoplometopus antellensis)
Enoplometopus antellensis
  Galatheid sp.
squat lobster Munida flinti
  Munida forceps
common squat lobster Munida pusilla
  Munida simplex
Caribbean furry lobster Palinurellus grundlachi

Caribbean spiny lobster
Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)

Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)

Panulirus argus
spotted spiny lobster Panulirus guttatus

sculptured slipper lobster
sculptured slipper lobster

Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus)

Parribacus antarcticus
Spanish slipper lobster
Spanish slipper lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis)
Scyllarides aequinoctialis
knobby slipper lobster Scyllarides nodifer
slipper lobster Scyllarides sp.

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Mussel Shrimp List

The following mussel shrimp are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Mussel Shrimp
Common Name Scientific Name
  Anchistrocheles sp.
  Aurila sp.
  Bairdoppilata sp.
  Bythoceratina sp.
  Callistocythere cranekeyensis
  Cobanocythere sp.
  Cytherura johnsoni?
  Hemicytherura bradyi
  Jugosocythereis pannosa
  Kangarina sp.
  Megacythere (?) sp.
  Neonesidea dinochelata
  Orionina bradyi
  Paracytheridea tschoppi
  Paradoxostoma sp.
  Paranesidea sp.
  Pontocythere sp.
  Skosbergia lerneri
  Triebelina sp.

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Sea Spider List

The following sea spiders are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Sea Spiders
Common Name Scientific Name
Caribbean sea spider
Sea spider (Anoplodactylus lentus)
Anoplodactylus lentus
  Eurycyde raphiaster

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Shrimp List

The following shrimp are found within the coral cap region of the sanctuary (0-130 ft, 0-40m deep). Common names are listed, if known.

Shrimp
Common Name Scientific Name
tongclaw snapping shrimp Alpheopsis labis
bluntclaw snapping shrimp Alpheus amblyonyx
  Alpheus beanii
  Alpheus belli
Bouvier's banded snapping shrimp Alpheus bouvieri
dotted snapping shrimp Alpheus cristulifrons
cylindrical snapping shrimp Alpheus cylindricus
snapping shrimp Alpheus hortensis
smoothclaw snapping shrimp Alpheus paracrinitus
orangetail snapping shrimp Alpheus peasei
yellow snapping shrimp Alpheus sp.
  Automate evermanni
two claw shrimp Brachycarpus biunguiculatus
  Cheramus (Callianassa) batei

East Atlantic hinge-beak/red night shrimp
red night shrimp

Red Night Shrimp (Cinetorhynchus manningi)

Cinetorhynchus manningi
red coral shrimp Cinetorhynchus (Rhynchocinetes) rigens
  Coralaxius sp.
  Discias sp.
split-thumb mantis shrimp Gonodactylus bredini
  Gonodactylus curacaoensis
  Gonodactylus lacunatus
mantis shrimp Gonodactylus oerstedii
  Gonodactylus torus
mysid shrimp Heteromysis cf. bredini
slender sargassum shrimp Latreutes fucorum
brown glass shrimp Leander tenuicornis
  Leptochelia sp.
  Lucifer faxoni
scaly-tailed mantis shrimp Lysiosquilla scabricauda
peppermint shrimp Lysmata sp.
scarlet-striped cleaner shrimp Lysmata grabhami
  Mesopenaeus (Hymenopenaeus) tropicalis
velvet shrimp Metapenaeopsis goodei
  Neogonodactylus torus
  Parapenaeus sp.
  Periclimenaeus bredini
  Periclimenaeus cf. perlatus
American grass shrimp Periclimenes americanus
Pederson cleaner shrimp Periclimenes pedersoni
  Periclimenes bredini
  Pontonia miserabilis
grass night shrimp Processa fimbriata
ghost shrimp Pseudaxius sp.
  Pseudosquilla amphipon?
  Salomeus (Salmoneus) ortmanni
rock shrimp
Rock shrimp (Sicyonia sp.)
Sicyonia sp.
banded coral shrimp
banded coral shrimp ((Stenopus hispidus)
Stenopus hispidus
golden coral shrimp Stenopus scutellatus
  Synalpheus agelas
large claw snapping shrimp Synalpheus apioceros
  Synalpheus bousfieldi
speckled snapping shrimp Synalpheus fritzmuelleri
  Synalpheus herricki
  Synalpheus longicarpus
  Synalpheus merrickiminor
snapping shrimp Synalpheus minus
turtlegrass snapping shrimp Synalpheus pandionis
  Synalpheus paraneptunus
  Synalpheus pequegnatae
  Synalpheus tanneri
Townsend's snapping shrimp Synalpheus townsendi
sponge snapping shrimp Synalpheus sp.
squat anemone shrimp Thor amboinensis
bryozoan shrimp Thor floridanus
black urchin shrimp Tuleariocaris neglecta

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Download a List of Crustacean Species (228kb pdf) found in the coral cap region of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.




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