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Title: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 27, 2014, 12:01:04 AM
hey all,

Since I've started imaging my figures as I get them, I might as well start a thread for the taxonomic group I have received to date: the Decapoda. It might be desireable to start a second crustacean topic at some point for the non-decapod crustaceans.

Anyway I don't have ALL my figures imaged but I will start this thread with the few I do. I will add to this as I image more figures. So if anyone wants to contribute, go for it (I am sure Andre can fill this thread up quickly).

First, the Alaskan king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus

From left to right:
1) Kaiyodo (Hokkaido strap set)
2) Epoch
3) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs collection)
4) Kaiyodo (Aquatales)

Secondly, the marine hermit crabs, Paguridae and Diogeniidae.

From left to right:
1) Pagurus longicarpus (Epoch, Earth Life Journey)
2) Dardanus megistos (Cadbury, Yowies)
3) Pagurus samuelis (Yujn, Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
4) anemone hermit crab, Pagurus pedunculatus (Yujin, Shrimps and Crabs Collection]
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 27, 2014, 12:52:12 AM
Now for the terrestrial hermit and coconut crabs (Coenobitidae).

First, generic hermit crabs (Coenobita sp.) by Safari LTD. The large figure is from their Incredible Creatures Line; the small figure is a Good Luck Mini.

Secondly, various terrestrial hermit crabs.

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) purple hermit crab, Coenobita purpureus (Kitan Club-Nature Techni Colour, Animals of Japan)
2) C. purpureus (Kaiyodo, Natural Monuments of Japan).
BOTTOM ROW, left to right
1-3) terrestrial hermit crab, Coenobita cavipes (Epoch--three color forms).

Third, coconut crabs Birgus latro

left to right:
1) Kaiyodo (Okinawa Figure Collection)
2) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 27, 2014, 01:48:11 AM
Spider crabs, Macrocheira kaempferi

From left to right:
1) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
2) Kaiyodo (ChocoQ Animatales)
3) Epoch
4) Kaiyodo (Enoshima Aquarium)

soldier crabs, Mictyris longicarpus
from left to right:
1) Wing Mau (Aquatic Museum)
2) Kaiyodo (CapsuleQ)
3) Cadbury (Yowies)

Red-claw crabs, Chiromantes haematocheir

From left to right:
1) Wing Mau (Aquatic Museum)
2) Kaiyodo (ChocoQ Animatales)
3) Kaiyodo (CapsuleQ)--female
4) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
5) Kaiyodo (CapsuleQ)--male
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: brontodocus on September 27, 2014, 10:05:31 AM
Great idea for a thread, Blaine! :) However, I do not have that many Decapoda figures (and I suppose you have probably all of those I will contribute here). :-\


Dendrobranchiata (shrimps or prawns)

Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798; Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeidae). AAA, cast from an actual specimen. Length of carapace 89 mm, total length (tip of rostrum to tip of telson) 219 mm, scale 1:1:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/278079_2052986042546_5220159_o.jpg)


Caridea (caridean shrimps)

Palaemon paucidens De Haan, 1844 (Palaemonidae). Yujin Shrimps and Crabs in Colour No. 9. Length 52 mm, scale approx. 1:1:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/23489_1288126921546_2318159_n.jpg?oh=7cf1a5dbd97c9a7516d9481be9ebbbbb&oe=54852329&__gda__=1418258955_a8288c8e32be940e0444c0374535ea9b)

Macrobrachium formosense Bate, 1868; Crane River Prawn (Palaemonidae). Kaiyodo Capsule Q Museum Animatales No. 031 (Animatales #280). Length 54 mm, length of carapace 24 mm, scale approx. 1:1 - 1:2:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/1531755_10202303973819011_141043190_o.jpg)


Achelata (spiny lobsters and relatives)

cf. Panulirus sp., a rock lobster or spiny lobster (Palinuridae). AAA, cast from an actual specimen (stamped "Lobster"). Length 153 mm (318 mm including antenna 2), length of carapace 62 mm, scale 1:1. The long flagellae of antenna 1 suggest this is a representative of Panulirus:
(http://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/322844_2595768771775_1713816115_o.jpg)

Ibacus ciliatus (von Siebold, 1824); a slipper lobster species (Scyllaridae). Yujin Shrimps and Crabs in Colour No. 7. Length 52 mm, scale approx. 1:4:
(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/16954_1256824939016_4631657_n.jpg?oh=17ab356f99ae3870feefc9ae27b1fd85&oe=54C1F360)


Polychelida

Eryon arctiformis Desmarest, 1822 (†Eryonidae). Kaiyodo Dinotales Series 4 No. 082. Length 39 mm, carapace 20 * 24 mm, scale approx. 1:2 - 1:3. One of two famous eryonid crustaceans known from beautiful fossils from the Solnhofen Limestone (the other is †Cycleryon propinquus, there are still others but these are the best known). The Polychelida are not completely extinct and the closest extant relatives of †Eryon are restricted to the bathyal benthos:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/66940_1543381302746_8263348_n.jpg?oh=af116b47da20063bd9283cfc979d0426&oe=54CAC4E9&__gda__=1417902195_b7ea5aedbf9b39e9cb20888df2dcca36)


Astacidea (crayfish, lobsters and relatives)

Procambarus clarkii Girard, 1852; Louisiana Crayfish or Red Swamp Crayfish (Cambaridae). Yujin Shrimps and Crabs in Colour No. 8. Length 45 mm, scale approx. 1:2 - 1:3:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/16954_1256823778987_8194841_n.jpg?oh=e36390c47ba8f95c61e2f62814a4da59&oe=548CE735&__gda__=1422575307_0d39848c93bc432f58dca85f50950701)

Homarus cf. americanus H. Milne-Edwards, 1837; (American) Lobster (Nephropidae). AAA, smaller and larger version, lengths 154 and 229 mm (without antennae and chelae), casts of actual specimens but note one missing pleonite ("tail" segment) on smaller version:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/323380_2172039178800_3954687_o.jpg)
(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/244266_1942147351648_429853_o.jpg)


Brachyura (true crabs)

Ranina ranina (Linnaeus, 1758); Red Frog Crab (Raninidae). Kaiyodo /The Study Room - The Collections of the National Science Museum Miniature Models No. GK 001. Carapace length * width = 28 * 29 mm, scale approx. 1:3 - 1:6:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/290124_2361490034953_45212860_o.jpg)

Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758); Red Rock Crab or Sally Lightfoot Crab (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=256.0) (Grapsidae). Safari Ltd. Incredible Creatures. Width of carapace 67 mm, scale approx. 1:1 - 1:1.2:
(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/332045_2347090834982_1513511451_o.jpg)

Platypodiella spectabilis (Herbst, 1794); Gaudy Clown Crab (Xanthidae). 4d Master puzzle:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/3135_1085659059976_7387007_n.jpg?oh=b8f066972a940799224a34b10385ca2b&oe=548DAEA4&__gda__=1418510428_6fc217f64aa21ef2ee7924308b16ab44)

Metacarcinus magister (Dana, 1852); Dungeness crab (Cancridae). AAA, two versions. Small version: carapace length 31 mm, width 56 mm, scale approx. 1:3 - 1:4. Large version (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=259.0): carapace length 103 mm, width 177 mm, scale 1:1:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/309543_2172038938794_297359_n.jpg?oh=59c19e0a72425e92628359443bf39a33&oe=54BE0931&__gda__=1422413263_b1d1644ff37611c376c6cf8b9277d67b)
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/303293_2172039578810_6686097_n.jpg?oh=b750edbbb4e2a83072268151b8962072&oe=54B87624&__gda__=1422987112_a65a12f05954c3b580ba9c9fab588444)

Pseudocarcinus gigas (Lamarck, 1818); Tasmanian Giant Crab (Menippidae). Kaiyodo Capsule Aquarium 3 - Shinagawa Aquarium No. 8. Carapace length * width = 19 * 23.5 mm, scale approx. 1:20:
(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/250545_1942138951438_5934887_n.jpg?oh=5baee2778b79b1d7c2706b6a780e617e&oe=54CE4971)

Portunus trituberculatus (Miers, 1876); Japanese Blue Crab or Gazami Crab (Portunidae). Yujin Shrimps and Crabs in Colour No. 6. Carapace 21 * 39 mm, scale approx. 1:3:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/16954_1256824859014_424199_n.jpg?oh=c2da1d22b913aa546bd207c343527b55&oe=54C039AB&__gda__=1421398170_91e154ae91b1a0a9c416af56765b1767)

Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896; Atlantic Blue Crab (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=243.0) (Portunidae). Safari Ltd. Incredible Creatures. Width of carapace 108 mm, scale approx. 1:1.6 - 1:2.1:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/294780_2347088874933_1168837111_n.jpg?oh=25688a5f6bd66e42d8ef67ea877ba29b&oe=548CD962&__gda__=1422835371_7f044c3c6f7a81133ea30caad4fd5eb1)

Calappa lophos (Herbst, 1782); Common Box Crab (Calappidae). Kaiyodo Aquatales series 2No. 025. Length of carapace 23 mm, width 31 mm, 70 mm, scale approx. 1:3:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/60924_1500558432201_563449_n.jpg?oh=660f106b6d77676dd4d1c0e99b27c0af&oe=54841DA8&__gda__=1421356981_79b0f81732fc0ff0a0a1f73b55fe8ea6)

I left out the PV crabs and a few others I haven't photographed, yet.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 27, 2014, 11:55:01 AM
yes I will eventually be adding all of these and many others :). Although I might leave out the big ones that you've already added.

I also am not imaging (now) the PV and 'chinabug' crabs
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 27, 2014, 06:53:44 PM
Since Andre introduced us to a crayfish, here are my crayfish figures:

First the 'red swamp' crayfish, Procambarus clarkii

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
2) Kaiyodo (ChocoQ Animatales)-red form
3) Kaiyodo (ChocoQ Animatales)-blue form

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)-green form (secret figure)
2) Takara TOMY [re-release of the original Yujin set] (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)-albino form (secret figure)

Next, the Japanese crayfish, Cambaroides japonicus

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) Kaiyodo (National Monuments of Japan)
2) Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales)-brown form
3) Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales)-blue form
BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) Yujin (Crabs and Shrimps Collection) [secret figure]
2) F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside)-brown form
3) F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside)-blue form [not sure if this was a rare variant or a 'secret' figure]

Lastly, some miscellaneous crayfish:

Right to Left:
1) yabby, Cherax destructor (Cadbury, Yowies--Australian release).
2) yabby, Cherax destructor (Cadbury, Yowies--UK release)
3) cave crayfish, NOS (suggestive of Cambarus jonesi) (Safari LTD, Cave Dwellers TOOB)

Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: widukind on September 28, 2014, 07:48:04 PM
A big lot of phantastic models!! Congrats!!  Do you know the Playvisions crabs? :)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 28, 2014, 08:32:33 PM
A big lot of phantastic models!! Congrats!!  Do you know the Playvisions crabs? :)

I have the PlayVisions crabs, I just forgot to photograph some of them.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Newt on September 29, 2014, 04:00:36 PM
Lots of good stuff here!


My first reaction was, "Wow, so many crustacean models!"  But then I thought about how many crustaceans there are, and it changed to, "Wow, so few crustacean models!" There are, what, 500-ish species of freshwater crayfish alone, and I doubt there are many more species represented in model form than you have in your collection. Mudbugs are definitely on my list of things I need to sculpt, so eventually I'll help fill that gap.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on September 29, 2014, 05:10:53 PM
Lots of good stuff here!


My first reaction was, "Wow, so many crustacean models!"  But then I thought about how many crustaceans there are, and it changed to, "Wow, so few crustacean models!" There are, what, 500-ish species of freshwater crayfish alone, and I doubt there are many more species represented in model form than you have in your collection. Mudbugs are definitely on my list of things I need to sculpt, so eventually I'll help fill that gap.

I have more genera and species of decapods to post here...will be doing it in parts.

If you do sculpt any crustaceans or other arthropods, let me know; I'd def buy one if you produce for sale
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Quagga on September 29, 2014, 08:53:24 PM
Looks very nice. :)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 02, 2014, 02:32:06 AM
ok, time to add more decapods :).

Here are my small shrimp figures (Andre posted the large AAA tiger shrimp, so I won't include that one, although I do have the figure).

Here are my three freshwater shrimp, from left to right:

1) Macrobrachium lar (Kaiyodo, ChocoQ Animatales)
2) Palaemon paucidens (Yujun, Shrimps and Crabs Collection)--Andre also illustrated above.
3) Macrobrachium formosense (Kaiyodo, CapsuleQ Animatales - Shikoko)--Andre also illustrated above

Here are some marine shrimp, from left to right:

1) Japanese tiger shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicas (Kaiyodo, Capsule Aquarium 6)
2) cleaner shrimp, Lysmata debelius (Toba Aquarium)
3) harlequin shrimp Hymenocera picta, with starfish prey (Epoch)
4) red-banded snapping shrimp Alpheus randalli, with its fish symbiont, Stonogobiops sp. [I am assuming the fish's ID] (Colorata, Coral Reef Fish)--this figure was actually a fish figure with the shrimp as an 'accessory' (but I consider it the reverse :)).
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: brontodocus on October 04, 2014, 12:26:25 PM
Wonderful to see more of your collection again, Blaine!  :) Sigh, I still don't have that Harlequin Shrimp... :'(
4) red-banded snapping shrimp Alpheus randalli, with its fish symbiont, Stonogobiops sp. [I am assuming the fish's ID] (Colorata, Coral Reef Fish)--this figure was actually a fish figure with the shrimp as an 'accessory' (but I consider it the reverse :)).
Yes, according to Colorata the goby should be Stonogobiops xanthorhinica which looks about right: http://www.fishbase.de/summary/4311
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: brontodocus on October 05, 2014, 02:19:17 PM

Mud Crab, Scylla serrata (Forsskål, 1775). Kaiyodo Aquatales Polyresin Aquatic animal figure collection Series 1 No. 006 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1205.0).
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10665089_10204156514211363_6522995169451575134_n.jpg?oh=45bd51528d0254e9c32b796b02609c14&oe=54BB9840&__gda__=1420971862_917e7b8ffe4341a4db6b888b1efad259)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 05, 2014, 03:20:26 PM
Thank you Andre for posting the recent Scylla serrata. I believe AAA also made a large model of this species.

Below are my smaller crabs of the same family (Portunidae, swimming crabs). Not included (yet) are some larger models by AAA and Safari's blue crab as part of their Incredible Creatures line.

First, the 'gazami' crab, Portunus trituberculatus. The adult on the left is by Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection). The larva ('zoea') is by Kaiyodo (Microcosmos). The third, darker, figure is a generic portunid by Elastolin I threw in for the fans of the vintage lines :)

Secondly, this is the blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus. From left to right:
1) Kaiyodo (Capsule Aquarium Series 5)
2) Cadbury (Yowies - Australian release)
3) Cadbury (Yowies - UK release)
4) Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Japanese Figure Crab Collection)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: brontodocus on October 05, 2014, 04:17:29 PM
Brilliant, I'm really envious of the Capsule Aquarium and CapsuleQ Museum Portunus pelagicus! :)
Thank you Andre for posting the recent Scylla serrata. I believe AAA also made a large model of this species.
Oh, how could I forget that one, there are at least two versions and we have a walk-around with beautiful outside photos of the larger one by Odontodactylus here (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=581.0). 8)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 05, 2014, 04:59:14 PM
Unique Figures!!!

These 7 crabs here are, to my knowledge, unique figures meaning to-date these are the only figures of these species. (note, gaudy clown crab imaged by Andre above is also a unique figure).

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) mud-flat crab, Chasmagnathus convexus (Wing Mau, Aquatic Museum).
2) samurai crab, Heikeopsis japonica Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Japanese Figure Crab Collection)
3) red egg crab, Atergatis integerrimus (Koro Koro, Toba Aquarium)

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) sponge crab, Stimdromia lateralis (Cadbury, Yowies)
2) Tasmanian giant-claw crab, Pseudocarinus gigas (Kaiyodo, Capsule Aquarium 3)
3) horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbekii (Kaiyodo, unknown series)
4) cave crab, NOS (Safari, Cave Dwellers TOOB)

EDIT (Oct 26 2015): a second E. isenbekii was made this year (2015) by Kitan Club - Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan Vol. 3)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 09, 2014, 11:02:29 PM
with my recent new spiny lobster, time to add the spiny lobsters, Palinuridae. Interesting, these 9 figures represent 6 different species (without knowing what the Elastolin figure was based on...)

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) Panulirus japonicus (Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour).
2) Panulirus japonicus (Epoch)
3) Panulirus brunneiflagellum (Kaiyodo, Sumida Aquarium Figure Collection)
4) Panulirus ornatus (Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour]

BOTTM ROW, left to right:
1) Panulirus japonicus (Kaiyodo, Enoshima Aquarium Collection)
2) Linuparus trigonus (Kaiyodo Choco Q Animatales)
3) generic palinurid (Elastolin)
4) Panulirus cygnus (Cadbury, Yowies)
5) Panulirus longipes (Kaiyodo, Capsule Aquarium)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: widukind on October 10, 2014, 06:00:53 PM
Wonderful again  :)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 16, 2014, 03:27:41 AM
Time for more decapods! First it’s the Japanese freshwater crab, Geothelphusa dehaani.

These seven figures all represent this same species. It has been made in toy form several times by several Japanese/gashapon manufacturers, and often released in different color forms. I have not tried to collect every color of every variety.

Also of interest, in my everyday job I am a parasitologist and this crab is a common source of infection for the lung fluke, Paragonimus westermanni.

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour (Nature of Japan)—gravid female
2) Kaiyodo (Birdtales 2)—gravid female [also came in blue form]
3) Epoch [also come in blue form]

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside)
2) Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour (Crabs strap figures)***
3) Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)—albino [secret figure]
4) Kaiyodo (Choco Q Animatales)—blue form [also came in orange and albino (secret)]

***this strap set from Kitan Club consisted of 8 figures of this same species, each a different color. I only bought one figure as I didn’t need 8 color forms of the same figure!


Next up, fiddler crabs (Ocypodidae, Ucinae)

Several species have been made by several Japanese/gashapon figures. I have ten, for now (not including PlayVisions, which isn’t imaged here), representing five different species!!! Hope they are not too small in the image; I wanted to get them all in one pic.

TOP ROW, left to right:
1) Uca tetragonon (Takara TOMY, Shrimps and Crabs Collection)
2) Uca tetragonon (Kaiyodo, Japanese Crab Figure Collection)
3) Uca tetragonon (Takara TOMY, Shrimps and Crabs Collection)—female [secret figure]
4) Uca arcuata (Koro Koro, Toba Aquarium)

MIDDLE ROW, left to right:
1) Uca arcuata (Wing Mau, Aquatic Museum)
2) Uca crassipes (Wing Mau, Aquatic Museum)
3) Uca lactea (Epoch)

BOTTOM ROW, left to right:
1) Uca vomeris (Cadbury, Yowies—Australian release)
2) Uca vomeris (Cadbury, Yowies-UK release)
3) Uca lactea (Wing Mau, Aquatic Museum)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: animaltoyforum on October 16, 2014, 11:09:19 AM
So many beautiful models - you have an awesome collection! The Yowies are cute ;)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Jetoar on February 03, 2015, 01:56:03 PM
Other lovely images of decapoda  ^-^.

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4691/p1070719o.jpg)

AAA Dungeness Crab.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/770/p1070235l.jpg)

AAA Lobster.

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7312/p1070723.jpg)

AAA American Lobster (small).
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 04, 2015, 02:40:59 PM
thanks Jetoar,

You are such a prolific poster, I was hoping you'd contribute to some of my arthropods posts :)

And thanks for adding species/organisms and manufacturer.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Jetoar on February 04, 2015, 07:05:37 PM
thanks Jetoar,

You are such a prolific poster, I was hoping you'd contribute to some of my arthropods posts :)

And thanks for adding species/organisms and manufacturer.

You are welcome partner  ^-^.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: AcroSauroTaurus on December 20, 2016, 07:53:26 AM
My only crustacean...
The Animal Planet Japanese Giant Spider Crab (retired)
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/9b5f/th/pre/i/2016/354/d/4/the_crustacean_of_my_collection_by_acrosaurotaurus-dasc20p.jpg)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 20, 2016, 12:28:15 PM
My only crustacean...
The Animal Planet Japanese Giant Spider Crab
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/9b5f/th/pre/i/2016/354/d/4/the_crustacean_of_my_collection_by_acrosaurotaurus-dasc20p.jpg)

Oooo...I like that one. Need to find one of those  :))
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: stargatedalek on December 20, 2016, 05:05:53 PM
My only crustacean...
The Animal Planet Japanese Giant Spider Crab
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/9b5f/th/pre/i/2016/354/d/4/the_crustacean_of_my_collection_by_acrosaurotaurus-dasc20p.jpg)

Oooo...I like that one. Need to find one of those  :))
I have a few duplicates of it, I'll set them aside the next chance I get.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: AcroSauroTaurus on December 20, 2016, 07:00:44 PM
My only crustacean...
The Animal Planet Japanese Giant Spider Crab
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/9b5f/th/pre/i/2016/354/d/4/the_crustacean_of_my_collection_by_acrosaurotaurus-dasc20p.jpg)

Oooo...I like that one. Need to find one of those  :))

This is the original, the one made before Chap Mei started making Animal Planet figures, so its pretty hard to find. Chap Mei makes one similar to it though, you can get it in some of the ocean themed sets.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Jetoar on December 23, 2016, 11:21:22 PM
My only crustacean...
The Animal Planet Japanese Giant Spider Crab
(http://pre08.deviantart.net/9b5f/th/pre/i/2016/354/d/4/the_crustacean_of_my_collection_by_acrosaurotaurus-dasc20p.jpg)

Oooo...I like that one. Need to find one of those  :))

Really good piece. Keep it as a tresure  ^-^.
This is the original, the one made before Chap Mei started making Animal Planet figures, so its pretty hard to find. Chap Mei makes one similar to it though, you can get it in some of the ocean themed sets.
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 24, 2016, 02:16:24 PM
A couple hydrothermal vent crabs by Colorata

1. Gandalfus yunohana

(https://s19.postimg.cc/k7co6njkj/Gand_yunohana1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u4nozpr67/)

2. Shinkaia crosnieri

(https://s19.postimg.cc/c93lkkgr7/Shin_crosnieri1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5veihbbv3/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: BlueKrono on February 01, 2017, 02:43:31 PM
My random inverts, mostly crustaceans.
(https://s5.postimg.cc/6rdlxwy7r/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 15, 2018, 03:50:19 AM
With the loss of so many images due to Photobucket, will slowly revisit these taxa-specific posts with fresh images!

Today we visit the Japanese crayfish, Cambaroides japonicus (De Haan, 1841). This species is endemic to Japan where it is considered vulnerable. This species is rather popular among Japanese manufacturers, and is often made in both brown and blue color variants:

above water, left to right:
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Tohoku)
2. F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside)
3. Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan)
4. F-toys (Creatures of the Waterside) [blue variant]

below water, left to right:
1. Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Animatales - Tohoku) [blue variant]
2. Kaiyodo (Natural Monuments of Japan) [blue variant - Special Release]
3. Yujin (Shrimps and Crabs Collection)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/6jhgeiqr7/20180114_204422.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/feiap1fjj/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Beetle guy on January 15, 2018, 11:55:31 AM
Nice collection!! Also reminds me I have to make a nice diodorama display one day!
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 15, 2018, 03:50:44 PM
Today we visit the mud crab (also known as a mangrove crab or black crab), Scylla serrata (Forsskal, 1775). This is an economically-important 'food' crab native to mangroves and estuaries in the Indo-Pacific [my mini diorama here might not be the best for this species, but it's currently the only marine one I have]. The figure on the left is a 'small' one by AAA (they also made a much larger model); the one on the right is by Kaiyodo (Aquatales Polyresin Series).

(https://s19.postimg.cc/b6es86o03/Scy_serrata.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/clgcwwp33/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 23, 2018, 01:01:20 AM
Today we visit the march of the long-armed soldier crabs, genus Mictyris. These crabs are endemic to the Indo-West Pacific region and are known for their large congregations. There are two species in toy/figure form. In the front of my image is M. brevidactylus Stimpson, 1858 by Kaiyodo (Capsule Q Museum - Japanese Crabs Collection). In the back, from left to right, are M. longicarpus (Latreille, 1806) by Wing Mau (Aquatic Museum), Cadbury (Yowies - Australian Series), and Epoch, respectively. The large base is made of six pieces from the Wing Mau set.

(https://s19.postimg.cc/b1n28ybeb/Mictyris1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rcn659nvz/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 24, 2018, 01:55:40 AM
Classy Crabs!

Today we visit some classic figures from one of the most popular brands by toy animal collectors, Play Visions. PV figures are generally much sought-after and can sometimes be quite expensive.

center: Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758) from the Galapagos Island Wildlife set.

clockwise from top [all from the Habitat Earth: Crabs set]:

1. blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896
2. fiddler crab, gen. sp.
3. giant Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi (Temmink, 1836)
4. purple globe crab, Randallia ornata (Randall, 1840)
5. helmet crab, Telmessus cheiragonus (Tilesius, 1812)
6. 'pear crab' [the identity of this figure is still a mystery!]
7. Alaskan king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815)
8. striped shore crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes (Randall, 1840)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/vlstanub7/20180123_184802.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mqrz055in/)[/i][/i]
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 24, 2018, 04:16:54 PM
Bottlecap Beauties! Capsule Crustaceans!

Today we take a brief look at the decapods produced by Kaiyodo for various bottlecap series. Many of these were released for various aquariums in Japan. They were usually parts of sets that included all kinds of marine/aquatic animals. Most of the sets included at least one crustacean (there are a couple non-decapods as well, not shown here).

back row, left to right:
1. blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Enoshima Aquarium)
2. spiny lobster, Panulirus brunneiflagellum Sekiguchi and George, 2005 (Sumida Aquarium)
3. horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii (Brandt, 1848) [unknown series]
4. Japanese spiny lobster, Panulirus japonicus von Siebold, 1824 (Enoshima Aquarium)
5. red frog crab, Ranina ranina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Shingawa Aquarium)
6. long-legged spiny lobster, Panulirus longipes (Milne-Edwards, 1868) (Enoshima Aquarium)
7. box crab, Calappa lophos (Herbst, 1792) (Aquatales)

bottom row, left to right:
1. Tasmanian giant crab, Pseudocarcinus gigas (Lamarck, 1819) (Shinagawa Aquarium)
2. Alaskan king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius,1815) (Hokkaido Figure Winter Version)
3. freshwater crab, Geothelphusa dehanni (White, 1847) (Birdtales)
4. Japanese tiger prawn, Penaeus (=Marsupenaeus) japonicus Spence Bate, 1888 (Enoshima Aquarium)
5. Maine lobster, Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards, 1837 (Enoshima Aquarium)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/nxf9k85o3/20180124_090058.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/at9p7jdm7/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 27, 2018, 04:40:06 PM
Unique Decapods!

Today's post will focus on 'unique' species; i.e. species that are represented by only one example in toy/model/figure form. This post today does not include some species previously shown in this thread (e.g., some of the Play Visions crabs are unique) or examples from speciose genera (e.g., Panulirus, Portunus) that will probabaly be covered in more detail later. It also focuses on smaller figures (e.g., tube/TOOB or gashapon-sized figures).

It is not all-inclusive, but rather a sampling:

Back (elevated) row, left to right:
1. scarlet cleaner shrimp, Lysmata debelius Bruce, 1893 (Koro Koro - Toba Aquarium)
2. mud-flat crab, Chasmagnathus convexus (De Haan, 1835) (Wing Mau - Aquatic Museum) EDIT 2/7/2018: I just realized I photographed the wrong figure - LOL - this is a red-claw crab! I will image a correct one for a complete Wing Mau set (previously reviewed here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2020.msg16717#msg16717)
3. hydrothermal vent squat lobster, Shinkaia crosnieri Baba and Williams, 1998 (Colorata - Deep Sea Creatures)
4. Yunohana crab, Galdalfus yunohana (Takeda, Hashimoto, and Ohta, 2000) (Colorata - Deep Sea Creatures)
5. Tasmanian giant crab, Pseudocarcinus gigas (Lamarck, 1818) (Kaiyodo - Skinagawa Aquarium)

Second row, left to right:
1. samurai crab, Heikeopsis japonica (von Siebold, 1824) (Kaiyodo - Capsule Q Museum: Japanese Crabs Collection)
2. batwing coral crab, Carpilius corallinus (Herbst, 1783) (K&M International - Coral Reef Nature Tube)
3. Pulalius sp. (Safari LTD - Ancient Fossils TOOB)

Third row, left to right:
1. sponge crab, Stimdromia lateralis (Gray, 1831) (Cadbury - Yowies, Australian series)
2. red egg crab, Atergatis integerrimus (Lamarck, 1818) (Koro Koro - Toba Aquarium)
3. floral egg crab, Atergatis floridus (Linnaeus, 1767) (Epoch - The Poison)
4. harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera picta Dana, 1852 (Epoch)

Bottom row, left to right:
1. box lobster, Linuparus trigonus (von Siebold, 1824) (Kaiyodo - Choco Q Animatales)
2. Mexican dwarf crayfish, Cambarellus patzcuarensis Villalobos, 1943 (Banjihan ACE) [this was in a set of six, same sculpt but different color variants, but considered unique here since I am unaware of other sculpts]
3. lake prawn, Palaemon paucidens de Haan, 1844 (Yujin - Shrimps and Crabs Collection)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/q4mrnp39v/20180127_090455.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p2cl55kgf/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 08, 2018, 04:01:54 AM
I was traveling for six days but now I am back so time to update this thread. This time, the decapods produced by Kitan Club as part of the Nature Techni Colour Series (now produced by Ikimon).

back row, left to right:
1. giant Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi (Temminck, 1836) [Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan]
2. purple pincer hermit crab, Coenobita purpureus Stimpson, 1858 [Nature of Japan - Ogasawara]
3. ornate spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus (Fabricius, 1798) [Toba Aquarium]
middle row, left to right:
4. Japanese spiny lobster, Panulirus japonicus (von Siebold, 1824) [Nature of Japan Vol. 1]
5. horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii (Brandt, 1848) [Nature of Japan, Vol. 3]
6. Japanese freshwater crab, Geothelphusa dehanni (White, 1847) [Nature of Japan, Vol. 2]
front:
7. Geothelphusa dehanni [this was part of a strap set of eight figures, same sculpt but different colors]

(https://s19.postimg.cc/puvff3of7/20180207_204444.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/kjgiue2cf/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: Beetle guy on February 08, 2018, 05:36:37 PM
Those are so nice !!! :P
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 10, 2018, 10:50:36 PM
With the acquisition of the 2018 Safari LTD spiny lobster, time to showcase the Safari LTD Incredible Creatures decapods:

1. Maine lobster, Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards, 1837
2. California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus (Randall, 1840)
3. shrimp, gen. sp.
4. terrestrial hermit crab, Coenobita sp.
5. blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896
6. Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758)

(https://s19.postimg.cc/6qvq3483n/20180210_105903.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3wskpo5xb/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 28, 2018, 03:07:57 AM
Time to get back to this thread. These are the LARGE AAA figures; it does not include smaller versions. Also, I am missing at least the spiny lobster. But here are the four large decapods I have (I have the mantis shrimp too, but that is not a decapod):

1. dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister Dana, 1852
2. mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forsskal, 1774) (one of the first posts in this thread is the small AAA version of this species)
3. Maine lobster, Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards, 1827
4. tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798

(https://s19.postimg.cc/akj0q54nn/20180227_200014.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/fj6j4o8gf/)
Title: Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
Post by: bmathison1972 on March 02, 2018, 12:46:55 AM
Dude, these decapods are epoch! I mean, literally, they were produced by the company Epoch! They come from various sets.

roughly left to right, top to bottom (some of these have been shown already); those with an asterisk (*) are unique at the species level:
1. giant Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi
2. Japanese spiny lobster, Panulirus japonicus
3. Alaskan king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus
4. freshwater crab, Geothelphusa dehanni
5. long-armed hermit crab, Pagurus longicarpus*
6. terrestrial hermit crab, Coenobita caviceps [one of three color variants I have]
7. European lobster, Homarus gammarus*
8. harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera picta*
9. floral egg crab, Atergatis floridus*
10. coconut crab, Birgus latro
11. fiddler crab, Austruca lactea
12. squat lobster, Ibacus ciliatus
13. long-armed soldier crab, Mictyris longicarpus

(https://s19.postimg.cc/94j1c4awj/20180301_173507.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/v3pfzbrqn/)