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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
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Thoracotremata
Superfamilia: Grapsoidea

Familia: Sesarmidae
Genusː Karstarma
Species: K. ardea – K. balicum – K. malang – K. ultrapes – K. vulcan – K. waigeo

Karstarma Davie & Ng, 2007

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Poupin, J., Crestey, N. & Le Guelte, J.-P. 2018. Cave-dwelling crabs of the genus Karstarma from lava tubes of the volcano ‘Piton de la Fournaise’, in Réunion Island, with description of a new species and redescription of Karstarma jacksoni (Balss, 1934) from Christmas Island (Decapoda, Brachyura, Sesarmidae). Zootaxa 4497(3): 381–397. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4497.3.3 Paywall Reference page.

Daisy Wowor & Peter K. L. Ng, 2009, Zootaxa 2025: 21–31 [1]

Wowor, D. & Ng, P.K.L. 2018. A new sesarmid crab of the genus Karstarma (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) associated with limestone formations in East Java, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4482(2): 355–366. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4482.2.7 Paywall Reference page.

Karstarma is a genus of karst-dwelling crabs formerly included in Sesarmoides.

Karstarma is distinguished from the closely related Sesarmoides by the lack of a stridulatory structure on the cheliped which is present in the latter genus.[3]
Ecology & biogeography

All species in the genus Karstarma are typically found in anchialine pools[3] across the Indo-Pacific.[2]

The genus name Karstarma is derived from the word karst, in arbitrary combination with the genus name Sesarma.[3] It has been frequently misspelt Karstama, including in the original description.[2]

In the original description of the genus, 12 species were included.[3] Three species have since been added.[2][4] A new species, K. vulcan, was also described from Réunion in 2018; this species is unique from all others as it is found in the western Indian Ocean rather than the eastern Indian or Pacific Oceans.

Karstarma ardea Wowor & Ng, 2009
Karstarma balicum (Ng, 2002)
Karstarma boholano (Ng, 2002)
Karstarma cerberus (Holthuis, 1946)
Karstarma emdi (Ng & Whitten, 1995)
Karstarma guamense (Ng, 2002)
Karstarma jacksoni (Balss, 1934)
Karstarma jacobsoni (Ihle, 1912)
Karstarma loyalty (Ng, 2002)
Karstarma microphthalmus (Naruse & Ng, 2007)
Karstarma novabritannia (Ng, 1988)
Karstarma philippinarum Husana et al., 2010
Karstarma sulu (Ng, 2002)
Karstarma ultrapes (Ng, Guinot & Iliffe, 1994)
Karstarma waigeo Wowor & Ng, 2009
Karstarma vulcan Poupin, Crestey & Le Guelte, 2018


Peter K. L. Ng; Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.
Daisy Wowor & Peter K. L. Ng (2009). "Two new species of sesarmid crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) associated with limestone formations in West Papua, Indonesia" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2025: 21–31. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2025.1.2. S2CID 86252248.
Peter J. F. Davie & Peter K. L. Ng (2007). "A new genus for cave-dwelling crabs previously assigned to Sesarmoides (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae)" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suupl. 16: 227–231.
Daniel Edison M. Husana; Tohru Naruse & Tomoki Kase (2010). "A new species of the genus Karstarma (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae) from anchialine caves in the Philippines" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 58 (1): 51–55.


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