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Petrolisthes elongatus (New Zealand half crab).JPG
New Zealand half crab, P. elongatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Porcellanidae
Genus: Petrolisthes
Stimpson, 1858
Type species
Porcellana violacea
Guérin, 1829 [1]

Petrolisthes is a genus of marine porcelain crabs, containing these extant species:[2]


  1. ^ P. J. F. Davie (2002). "Porcellanidae". Decapoda: Anomura, Brachyura. Volume 19 of Zoological Catalogue of Australia: Crustacea: Malocostraca: Eucarida (Part 2). CSIRO Publishing. pp. 94–108. ISBN 978-0-643-06792-9. 
  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)