Author Topic: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)  (Read 24508 times)

brontodocus

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2884
  • "Et tu, Bronte?"
    • View Profile
    • brontodocus at uni
Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:08:02 AM »
Walk-around of the Safari Ltd. Incredible Creatures Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896. Width of carapace is 108 mm, scale approx. 1:1.6 - 1:2.1.
Here is the link to the figure at Safari Ltd.: http://safariltd.shptron.com/p/incredible-creatures%C2%AE-blue-crab













Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 09:44:59 AM by brontodocus »


Jetoar

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2609
  • Hello again friends and welcome
    • View Profile
    • Paleo-Creatures
Re: Blue Crab (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 09:30:23 AM »
Great figure. I remember some figures AAA   ^-^. I like the details of this figure and the color have been good aplicated  ^-^.
My website: Paleo-Creatures
My website's facebook: Paleo-Creatures

brontodocus

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2884
  • "Et tu, Bronte?"
    • View Profile
    • brontodocus at uni
Re: Blue Crab (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 11:38:19 PM »
Thanks, Jetoar! :) And in contrast to the AAA crabs (at least those I know) this one was sculpted rather than being cast from a dried specimen. At least a U.S. sculptor would have no problems getting a real specimen as a guideline, Callinectes sapidus is very popular as food and easily available. ;D

Jetoar

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2609
  • Hello again friends and welcome
    • View Profile
    • Paleo-Creatures
Re: Blue Crab (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 12:14:47 AM »
Thanks, Jetoar! :) And in contrast to the AAA crabs (at least those I know) this one was sculpted rather than being cast from a dried specimen. At least a U.S. sculptor would have no problems getting a real specimen as a guideline, Callinectes sapidus is very popular as food and easily available. ;D

A good star for the sculptor  of this figure  ^-^.
My website: Paleo-Creatures
My website's facebook: Paleo-Creatures

Ana

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 397
    • View Profile
    • my website: Horse and Bird
Re: Blue Crab (Safari Ltd. - Incredible Creatures)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 06:55:47 PM »
Beautiful one :) Thank You for sharing :D

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #5 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]
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:14:31 AM by bmathison1972 »

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #6 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)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:14:57 AM by bmathison1972 »

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #7 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
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:15:20 AM by bmathison1972 »

brontodocus

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2884
  • "Et tu, Bronte?"
    • View Profile
    • brontodocus at uni
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #8 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:



Caridea (caridean shrimps)

Palaemon paucidens De Haan, 1844 (Palaemonidae). Yujin Shrimps and Crabs in Colour No. 9. Length 52 mm, scale approx. 1:1:


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:



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:


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:



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:



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:


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:




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:


Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758); Red Rock Crab or Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsidae). Safari Ltd. Incredible Creatures. Width of carapace 67 mm, scale approx. 1:1 - 1:1.2:


Platypodiella spectabilis (Herbst, 1794); Gaudy Clown Crab (Xanthidae). 4d Master puzzle:


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: carapace length 103 mm, width 177 mm, scale 1:1:



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:


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:


Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896; Atlantic Blue Crab (Portunidae). Safari Ltd. Incredible Creatures. Width of carapace 108 mm, scale approx. 1:1.6 - 1:2.1:


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:


I left out the PV crabs and a few others I haven't photographed, yet.

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #9 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

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #10 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)

« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:15:53 AM by bmathison1972 »

widukind

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 693
  • Andreas
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2014, 07:48:04 PM »
A big lot of phantastic models!! Congrats!!  Do you know the Playvisions crabs? :)

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #12 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.

Newt

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 147
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #13 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.

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #14 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

Quagga

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 08:53:24 PM »
Looks very nice. :)
Neh!! Neh!! Neh!!


bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #16 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 :)).
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:16:20 AM by bmathison1972 »

brontodocus

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2884
  • "Et tu, Bronte?"
    • View Profile
    • brontodocus at uni
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #17 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


brontodocus

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2884
  • "Et tu, Bronte?"
    • View Profile
    • brontodocus at uni
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2014, 02:19:17 PM »

bmathison1972

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4065
    • View Profile
Re: Crustacea: Decapoda (crabs, shrimps, lobsters, crayfish)
« Reply #19 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)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 04:16:39 AM by bmathison1972 »

 



SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal