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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Thoracotremata
Superfamilia: Grapsoidea

Familia: Grapsidae
Genera: Austrohelice – Cyclograpsus – EriocheirGeograpsusGoniopsisGrapsus – Leptograpsodes – Leptograpsus – Marestia – MetopograpsusNeoeriocheirPachygrapsusParaeriocheir – Plagusia – Planes – Platyeriocheir


Landeira, J.M.; Cuesta, J.A. 2012: Morphology of the second zoeal stage of Grapsus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Grapsoidea) confirms larval characters of the family Grapsidae. Zootaxa 3540: 59–64. Preview Reference page.
Sakai, K., 2013: A review of the genus Eriocheir De Haan, 1835 and related genera, with the description of a new genus and a new species (Brachyura, Grapsoidea, Varunidae). Crustaceana, 86 (9): 1103–1138. Full article: [1].

The Grapsidae are a family of crabs known variously as marsh crabs, shore crabs, or talon crabs.[1] The family has not been confirmed to form a monophyletic group and some taxa may belong in other families.[2] They are found along the shore among rocks, in estuaries, marshes, and in some cases pelagic among drifting seaweeds and flotsam.

A number of taxa, formerly treated as subfamilies of the family Grapsidae are now considered families in their own right, including the Varunidae and Plagusiidae.[3] Ten genera remain in the family, two of them known only from fossils:[3]

Geograpsus Stimpson, 1858
Goniopsis De Haan, 1833
Grapsus Lamarck, 1801
Leptograpsodes Montgomery, 1931
Leptograpsus H. Milne Edwards, 1853
Litograpsus † Schweitzer & Karasawa, 2004
Metopograpsus H. Milne Edwards, 1853
Miograpsus † Fleming, 1981
Pachygrapsus Randall, 1840
Planes Bowdich, 1825


"Grapsidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
C. D. Schubart; S. Cannicci; M. Vannini; S. Fratini (2006). "Molecular phylogeny of grapsoid crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura) and allies based on two mitochondrial genes and a proposal for refraining from current superfamily classification" (PDF). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 44 (3): 193–199. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00354.x. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19.
Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.


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