Porcellana platycheles

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Porcellana platycheles
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Porcellanidae
Genus: Porcellana
Species: P. platycheles
Binomial name
Porcellana platycheles
(Pennant, 1777) [1]

Porcellana platycheles, sometimes called the broad-clawed porcelain crab, is a species of porcelain crab. It may reach a size of 15 millimetres (0.59 in), and is found in the Eastern North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It is a filter-feeding crab and it feeds on carrion and other organic debris.[2]


  1. ^ "Porcellana platycheles (Pennant, 1777)". MarBEF Data System. Retrieved January 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ Michael Wright & Giles Sparrow (2003). Expert Guide: Marine Life From Tropical Reef Fish to Mighty Sharks. Brown Books. p. 142. ISBN 1-897884-90-7.