Lithodidae Dromiidae Atelecyclidae Cancridae Pirimelidae Cheiragonidae Dorippidae Eriphiidae Epialtidae Inachidae Oregoniidae Pilumnidae Geryonidae Portunidae Potamidae Panopeidae Xanthidae Grapsidae Images Name list Publications Sites Whole checklist По-русски (in Russian) Porcellanidae Varunidae Camptandriidae Macrophthalmidae Pinnotheridae Hapalogastridae Plagusiidae Far East / North Pacific Black Sea Baltic Sea Freshwater crabs Arctic Ocean Designed and composed by Alex Alyakrinsky, 2011 Eriphiidae Eriphia verrucosa (Forskal, 1775) = Eriphia spinifrons (Herbst, 1785) Black Sea Range. Eastern Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay to Mauritania, including Madeira, the Azores,  and the Mediterranean; Black Sea. [Manning & Holthuis, 1981; Zariquiey Alvarez, 1968].  Inhabits the coastal zone among stones, on sand and shell rock, among algae, to 25-30 m,  more frequent on the stone breakwaters. Widespread in the Black Sea. Holthuis (1961)  records it from the coast of Turkey for the first time; Volkanov (1938, 1957) - for the Varna  Bay and Sozopol. [Kobjakova & Dolgopolskaya, 1969, p. 295].  Size of carapace. The biggest crab of the Black Sea [and Cancer pagurus ?, A.A.], up to 65,7  x 87,5 mm. [Kobjakova & Dolgopolskaya, 1969, p. 295].  Eriphia verrucosa (Forskal, 1775) Cancer verrucosa Forskal, 1775:93.  Eriphia spinifrons. — Stimpson, 1907:72 [Madeira].— Bouvier, 1911:226 [Mauritania]. —  Chapman and Santler, 1955:374 [Azores].  Eriphia verrucosa, — Figueira, 1960:9 [Azores]. — Forest and Gantes, 1960:352  [Morocco]. — Zariquiey Alvarez, 1968: 393, figs. li, 135b [Spain; references]. — Turkay,  1976b:61 [listed], 67 [Madeira, Ilhas Desertas].  SYNONYMS. — Cancer spinifrons Herbst, 1782; Eriphia spinifrons angusta Czerniavsky,  1884; Eriphia spinifrons mediterranea Czerniavsky, 1884; Eriphia spinifrons orientalis   Czerniavsky, 1884.  [Manning, R.B. & Holthuis, L.B. 1981, p. 124].  Brachyura, photo of crab Eriphia verrucosa Crab Eriphia verrucosa photo  Crab Eriphia verrucosa photo Brachyura, picture of crab Eriphia verrucosa