Synonyms for grapsidae or Related words with grapsidae
Examples of "grapsidae"
Geograpsus is a genus of crabs in the family
, containing five species:
Geograpsus lividus is a species of crabs in the family
Eriocheir is a genus of crabs, including the Chinese mitten crab, "E. sinensis". Formerly in the family
, it is now placed in the Varunidae.
The genus "Percnon" is currently "doubtfully placed" in the family Plagusiidae, and it has also been included in the family
The smooth shore crab, Cyclograpsus lavauxi, is a marine large-eyed crab of the family
, found in New Zealand and the Juan Fernández Islands of Chile.
Percnon is a genus of crabs. It is "doubtfully placed" in the family Plagusiidae, and it has also been included in the family
A number of taxa, formerly treated as subfamilies of the family
are now considered families in their own right, including the Varunidae and Plagusiidae. Ten genera remain in the family, two of them known only from fossils:
Leptograpsus variegatus, known as the purple rock crab, is a marine large-eyed crab of the family
, found in southern subtropical Indo-Pacific Oceans. It grows to around shell width. It is the only species in the genus Leptograpsus.
The Sesarmidae are a family of crabs, previously included in the
by many authors. Several species, namely in "Geosesarma", "Metopaulias", and "Sesarma", are true terrestrial crabs. They do not need to return to the sea even for breeding.
The delimitation of the
and Plagusiidae is in need of revision; the latter at least is not monophyletic. The same apparently holds true for several genera in the Sesarmidae.
The tunnelling mud crab, Austrohelice crassa, is a marine large-eyed crab of the family
, endemic to the sea coasts of New Zealand. Their carapace width is up to 40 mm.
Planes is a genus of crabs in the family
that currently comprises three extant species: "Planes minutus" (Linnaeus, 1758), "Planes marinus" Rathbun, 1914, and "Planes major" (="cyaneus") (MacLeay, 1838). A further fossil species is known from the Middle Miocene of the Caucasus.
The Plagusiidae are a family of crabs, formerly treated as a subfamily of the family
, but have since been considered sufficiently distinct to be a family in their own right. The Plagusiidae family includes the Plagusiinae subfamily, comprising the genera "Percnon" and "Plagusia", which constitute a widespread group of litophilic, intertidal and subtidal crabs that are notorius for their speed and their agility.
Hemigrapsus sexdentatus, known as the common rock crab (sometimes described as "common shore crab"), is a large-eyed marine crab of the family
, endemic to the coasts of New Zealand. However, it is not found in the Chatham Islands or the southern islands. It can grow to around (female) or (male) shell width.
are a family of crabs known variously as marsh crabs, shore crabs, or talon crabs. The family has not been confirmed to form a monophyletic group and some taxa may belong in other families. They are found along the shore among rocks, in estuaries, marshes, and in some cases pelagic among drifting seaweeds and flotsam.
Hemigrapsus takanoi, the brush-clawed shore crab or Asian shore crab, is a small crab of the family Varunidae (formerly classified as
) that lives on rocky shores surrounding the Pacific Ocean, and which is invasive along the European coastlines. This crab is omnivorous and eats small fish, invertebrates and algae.
Hemigrapsus oregonensis is a small shore crab of the family Varunidae; it was formerly classified under the family
. It is known under several common names, including "yellow shore crab", "hairy shore crab", "green shore crab", "mud-flat crab", and "Oregon shore crab".
That notwithstanding, the revision of the Grapsoidea (in the narrow but apparently still paraphyletic sense) is also not fully completed, as many taxa remain to be restudied. Already, several former
genera have been moved to the Varunidae, and others are tentatively placed here pending detailed study. Among the most noteworthy of these is the Chinese mitten crab, "Eriocheir sinensis". The genus "Xenograpsus", formerly included in the Varunidae, is now placed in its own family, the Xenograpsidae.
Malacostracans live in a wide range of marine and freshwater habitats, and three orders have terrestrial members: Amphipoda (Talitridae), Isopoda (Oniscidea, the woodlice) and Decapoda (terrestrial hermit crabs, crabs of the families Ocypodidae, Gecarcinidae, and
, and terrestrial crayfish). They are abundant in all marine ecosystems, and most species are scavengers, although some, such as the porcelain crabs, are filter feeders, and some, such as mantis shrimps, are carnivores.
The Varunidae are a family of thoracotrematan crabs. The delimitation of this family, part of the taxonomically confusing Grapsoidea, is undergoing revision. For a long time, they were placed at the rank of subfamily in the
, but they appear to be closest to "Macropthalmus" and the Mictyridae, which are usually placed in the Ocypodoidea. It may thus be better to merge the latter superfamily with the Grapsoidea, retaining the latter name as it is older.
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