Biscayne National Park Crustaceans

Giant land crabs can grow to a clawtip-to-clawtip measurement of 12 inches! (NPS Photo) The following crustaceans have been documented in Biscayne National Park. They have been sorted here alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to

Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus

Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus

Giant Land Crab, Cardisoma guanhumi

Shovel-nose Slipper Lobster, Scytlarides aequinoctialis

Slipper Lobster, Scyllarides nodifer

Spotted Spiny Lobster, Panulirus guttatus

Giant Hermit Crab, Petrochirus diogenes

Hermit Crab (terrestrial), Coenobita clypeatus

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