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New Zealand Half Crab
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Information
Common Name Elongated Porcelain Crab and Half Crab
Range New Zealand but has also been introduced to Tasmania and Victoria, Australia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Porcellanidae
Genus Petrolisthes
Species P. elongatus

The New zealand half crab, elongated porcelain crab, or half crab, (Petrolisthes elongatus), is a species of porcelain crab native to New Zealand.

Distribution

The New zealand half crab is native to New Zealand but has also been introduced to Tasmania and Victoria, Australia.

Description

Its carapace width is up to 18 millimetres (0.71 in).

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