Family Gecarcinidae - land crabs

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Malacostraca
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20
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : No
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Ref..   De Grave, S., N. Dean Pentcheff, S.T. Ahyong, T.-Y. Chan, K.A. Crandall, P.C. Dworschak, D.L. Felder, R.M. Feldmann, C.H.J.M. Fransen, L.Y.D. Goulding, R. Lemaitre, M.E.Y. Low, J.W. Martin, P.K.L. Ng, C.E. Schweitzer and S.H. … Tan 2009
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Carapace circular or transversely oval, not strongly depressed, dorsal surface smooth, strongly convex longitudinally and transversely, anterolateral margins strongly arched, not divided into teeth or lobes; front wider than length of eyes, without teeth. Rhomboidal gap present between third maxillipeds. Posterior 4 pairs of legs similar, stout, their dactyls longitudinally ridged, ridges with rows of distinct spines. All male abdominal segments distinct, movable (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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