Strawberry crab

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Not to be confused with the strawberry hermit crab, Coenobita perlatus or Lybia edmondsoni (which is, similarly to the strawberry crab, known as the boxer crab)..
Strawberry crab
Strawberry crab.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Xanthidae
Genus: Neoliomera
Species: N. pubescens
Binomial name
Neoliomera pubescens
(H. Milne-Edwards, 1834)

The strawberry crab, Hawaiian strawberry crab or red boxing crab, Neoliomera pubescens, is a small, bright pink crab found in the Indo-Pacific region, including around Hawaii,[1] French Polynesia[2] and Mauritius.[3] It has small white bumps on the main shell and whitish claws. Adults reach about 5 centimetres (2 in) across.


  1. ^ L. G. Eldredge & R. C. DeFelice. "Infraorder Brachyura, Hawaii checklist". Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  2. ^ J. Poupin. "Database of Crustacea (Decapoda, Stomatopoda)". Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  3. ^ "MASDEA: Marine Species database for Eastern Africa". Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Retrieved 21 June 2006.