Callinectes exasperatus

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Callinectes exasperatus
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Callinectes exasperatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Portunidae
Genus: Callinectes
Species: C. exasperatus
Binomial name
Callinectes exasperatus
(Gerstaecker, 1856)

Callinectes exasperatus (common name: rugose swimming crab) is a species of swimming crab. They can be found in the western Atlantic Ocean. This species of crab mainly only eats carrion (dead bodies of other animals). This species is not commercially fished. [1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rodríguez, Gilberto. (1980): Crustaceosa Decapodos de Venezuela. Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas. Caracas.494p.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Callinectes exasperatus (Gerstaecker, 1856) AphiaID: 422037