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Marine Animal Encyclopedia

Nodose Box Crab Calappa angusta

Found in the warm waters around the Caribbean, the nodose box crab is a true crab with a small abdomen that is tucked away underneath the body and four pairs of legs. This species may be recognized by the rows of nodules that radiate from behind its eyes across the upper surface of its yellowish shell, or carapace.

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  • Subphylum Crustacea
  • Length Not recorded
  • Habitat Offshore to depths of 50–650 ft (15–200 m)
  • Distribution Western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
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