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Purple Land Crab
Gecarcinus ruricola (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Malacostraca »  order Decapoda - crayfish »  family Gecarcinidae »  genus Gecarcinus

Scientific synonyms

Cancer ruricola Linnaeus, 1758
Gecarcinus agricola Reichenbach, 1828
Ocypode rubra Fréminville, 1835
Ocypode tourlourou Latreille, 1803

Other names

= Christmas Island Red Crab
= Mountain Crab
= Zombie crab

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Gecarcinus ruricola - Purple Land Crab

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Gecarcinus ruricola - Purple Land Crab

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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