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 Xanthidae Xantho poressa (Olivi, 1792) Black Sea Range. “The species inhabits the entire Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Canary Islands.”  [Holthuis & Gottlieb, 1958, p. 93]. Widely distributed along the Crimea and the Caucasus  coasts. Recorded from the Bulgaria and Turkey coasts. [Kobjakova & Dolgopolskaya, 1969,  p. 296]. In the Black Sea it is common near shore line at a depth less than 1 m, mainly under stones on  pebble and crushed rock; more rare on the other bottoms to 15 m.  [Kobjakova &  Dolgopolskaya, 1969, p. 296].  Size: 26 x 42,3 mm. [Kobjakova & Dolgopolskaya, 1969, p. 296].  Xantho poressa in the Black sea (map) Link to this image Xantho poressa (Olivi, 1792) Cancer poressa Olivi, 1792, p. 48, pl. 2, fig. 3. Xantho rivulosus Risso, 1816, p. 14. Xantho  rivulosus, Drach et Forest, 1953, p. 16, fig. 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 22. Xantho poressa, Holthuis,  1954, p. 104. [Forest, 1965, p. 381].  Xantho hydrophilus Steinitz 1933, p. 152; Bodenheimer 1935, p. 468; Bodenheimer, 1937,  p. 281; Gottlieb, 1953, p. 440. [Holthuis & Gottlieb, 1958, p. 92].  Habitat: “Stony grounds with mussels. Could be found often be to depths of 0.5-3 m but can  reach to 20 m.” [C.Dumitrache]  Photo of crab Xantho poressa Photo of crab Xantho poressa Link to these images