Fish Species

Porcelain Crab

Porcelain Crab - Description

The Porcelain Crab also known as the Spotted Anemone Crab or Anemone Crab and has a mutual symbiotic relationship with the sea anemone.

Like the Clown Fish, the Porcelain crab is immune to the stinging tentacles of the sea anemone. In return for keeping the anemone clean, the crab is sheltered and protected from predators in a similar relationship to that of the Clownfish and the Sea Anemone.

Popular Name: Porcelain Crab
Species: Neopetrolisthes maculatus

Profile of the Porcelain Crab

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Porcelain Crab species.

  • Size: 2-3cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried or Flaked Food, Eats mucus from the sea anemone

  • Temperament: Peaceful, Symbiotic relationship with sea anemone

  • Habitat: Lives on Sea Anemones

  • Behaviour: Generally Peaceful

  • Range: Western Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Porcelain Crab

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Neopetrolisthes maculatus

  • Popular Name: Porcelain Crab - Spotted Anemone Crab - Anemone Crab

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Porcellanidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Porcelain Crab

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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