Taxon profile


Blue Crab
Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Malacostraca »  order Decapoda - crayfish »  family Portunidae »  genus Callinectes

Other names

= Common Blue Crab


Callinectes sapidus - Blue Crab

Author: Václav John

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Links and literature

EN Jesús Cabal, Jose Antonio Pis Millán and Juan Carlos Arronte (2006): A new record of Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Cantabrian Sea, Bay of Biscay, Spain (pp 186-187), Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 3: 186-187 [as Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany, Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896]

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