Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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Neopetrolisthes maculatus
Porcelain crab Nick Hobgood.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Porcellanidae
Genus: Neopetrolisthes
Species: N. maculatus
Binomial name
Neopetrolisthes maculatus
(H. Milne-Edwards, 1837)
Synonyms [1]
  • Neopetrolisthes ohshimai Miyake, 1937
  • Petrolisthes ohshimai (Miyake, 1937)
  • Porcellana maculata H. Milne Edwards, 1837

Neopetrolisthes maculatus is a species of porcelain crab from the Indo-Pacific region.[2] It is a small, colourful crustacean with a porcelain-like shell. This porcelain crab is usually found within the stinging tentacles of a number of sea anemone species.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Masayuki Osawa (2012). "Neopetrolisthes maculatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Masayuki Osawa & Patsy A. McLaughlin (2010). Martyn E. Y. Low and S. H. Tan, ed. "Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Suppl. 23: 109–129. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-02.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Akira Asakura (2002). "The evolution of mating systems in decapod crustaceans". In Joel W. Martin, Keith A. Crandall & Darryl L. Felder. Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics (PDF). CRC Press. pp. 121–182. ISBN 978-1-4200-9258-5.