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Liocarcinus depurator

Liocarcinus depurator, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Heterotremata
Superfamilia: Portunoidea
Familia: Portunidae
Genus: Liocarcinus
Species: Liocarcinus depurator


Liocarcinus depurator (Linnaeus, 1785)

Liocarcinus depurator, sometimes called the harbour crab[2] or sandy swimming crab,[3] is a species of crab found in the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.[4] It grows up to 50 millimetres (2.0 in) in width and 40 mm (1.6 in) long,[5] and it can be distinguished from other crabs, such as the shore crab Carcinus maenas by the curved rows of white spots on the carapace.[2]


1. ^ a b P. K. L. Ng, D. Guinot & P. J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world". Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 17: 1–286. http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/s17/s17rbz.pdf.
2. ^ a b Kåre Telnes. "Harbour crab Liocarcinus depurator". The Marine Fauna Gallery of Norway. http://www.seawater.no/fauna/Leddyr/vanligsvomme.htm.
3. ^ Andy Horton & Jane Lilley. "Crabs of the seashore of the British Isles". British Marine Life Study Society. http://www.glaucus.org.uk/CRABSX.htm.
4. ^ A. Suat Ateş. "Liocarcinus depurator (Linnaeus, 1758) and Brachynotus sexdentatus (Risso, 1827) (Decapoda, Brachyura): two new records for the Turkish Black Sea fauna". Turkish Journal of Zoology 23 (1999): 115–118. http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/issues/zoo-99-23-2/zoo-23-2-2-98020.pdf.
5. ^ J. M. Hill (2008). "Liocarcinus depurator. Harbour crab". Marine Life Information Network. http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/Liocarcinusdepurator.htm.

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