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Porcellanella triloba

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Ilan Lubitz Tiny Crab (Porcellanella triloba) 1 cm long, on a Sea Pen Anilao Mainit Hot springs. Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Yati Lai Beautiful

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Yati Lai (y)

Yati Lai :)

Yutaka Takizawa Very nice shot......(^.^)

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Yutaka Takizawa =D

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 Aug 2013
Ilan Lubitz Tiny Crab (Porcellanella triloba) 1 cm long, on a Sea Pen Anilao Mainit Hot springs. Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Suzan Meldonian very dynamic image

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Suzan Meldonian, =D

Nina Baxa Such beautiful detail in such a tiny creature, well done for capturing that, stunning image.

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Nina Baxa (y)

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y)

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp =D

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Aug 2013
Scubashooters Dot Net Porcellanella triloba - Lembeh Canon Eos 400D Sealux Housing Canon 100mm Macro 1x Canon 580 EX 1x Inon Z240 F16@1/160

Ilse Merz very nice!

Scubashooters Dot Net Thanks Ilse!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 02 Feb 2013
Ilan Lubitz Tiny Crab (Porcellanella triloba) 1 cm long, on a Sea Pen Anilao Mainit Hot springs. Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Dave Deshotel omg!

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Dave Deshotel =D

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 25 Aug 2013
Ilan Lubitz Tiny Crab (Porcellanella triloba) 1 cm long, on a Sea Pen Anilao Mainit Hot springs. Philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 25 Aug 2013
Alan Johnson three lobed porcelain crab

Ron Silver Porcellanella triloba

Annie Bodar sublime merci

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 12 Oct 2013
Alan Johnson baby porcelain.? fishing from a sea pen

Ron Silver Three-Lobed Porcelain Crab, Porcellanella triloba. Size to 2 cm so likely an adult.

Alan Johnson Thanks Ron

Ron Silver :-D

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 10 Oct 2013
Stefan Follows Filter Feeding Frenzy Pen Crab - Porcellanella triloba Mae Haad, Thailand EM5-NAEM5-iso 200-1/250-f6 12-50mm @ 43mm Macro Inon D2000 H2O Tools +5 x 2

Reed Grossnicklaus Never seen one before, very cool.

Mono Fetzt WOW

Stefan Follows thanks :)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 31 Oct 2013
Stefan Follows Filter Feeding Frenzy Pen Crab - Porcellanella triloba Mae Haad, Thailand EM5-NAEM5-iso 200-1/250-f6 12-50mm @ 43mm Macro Inon D2000 H2O Tools +5 x 2

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/05/uwp-stefan-follows.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 Oct 2013
Stefan Follows Filter Feeding Frenzy Pen Crab - Porcellanella triloba Mae Haad, Thailand EM5-NAEM5-iso 200-1/250-f6 12-50mm @ 43mm Macro Inon D2000 H2O Tools +5 x 2

Stuart Pearce Beautiful Crustacean :)

John Paul Connor Nice

Stefan Follows thanks guys :)

Tom Hobock Excellent Stefan

Antonio Colacino Very nice picture, subjects and composition :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 31 Oct 2013
Bob Whorton Can anyone ID these two crabz plz?

Scott Gutsy Tuason some sort of porcelain crab ??

Kati Burg Looks like Porcellanella triloba.

Bob Whorton Definitely not triloba sp. as it has 5 loba's :) maybe porcellebella hexiloba :p

Arne Kuilman Porcellanella haigae then?

Kati Burg Is there a good reference for P. triloba and P. haigae? The photos I found in the net just look like one species.

Arne Kuilman Reef Creatures ID book, Ned Deloach and I've used http://www.myreefguide.com/page1/page7/page31/files/page31-1011-full.html and info from Brian Mayes on my photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arne/5107983210/

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Eucarida (Superorder)
            Decapoda (Order)
              Pleocyemata (Suborder)
                Anomura (Infraorder)
                  Galatheoidea (Superfamily)
                    Porcellanidae (Family)
                      Porcellanella (Genus)
                        Porcellanella triloba (Species)
Associated Species