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Family: Grapsidae shore, marsh, and talon crabs (See list of species below)

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51 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Brachynotus foresti
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Brachynotus gemmellari
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Brachynotus sexdentatus
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Episesarma chengtongense
[pinkfingered vinegar crab]
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Episesarma mederi
[Thai vinegar crab]
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Episesarma palawanense
[Rathbun's vinegar crab]
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Episesarma singaporense
[Singapore vinegar crab]
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Episesarma versicolor
[violet vinegar crab]


Geograpsus crinipes
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Geograpsus depressus
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Geograpsus grayi
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Geograpsus lividus
[variegate shore crab]


Goniopsis cruentata
[purple mangrove crab]
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Grapsus adscensionis
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Grapsus albolineatus
[mottled crab]
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Grapsus granulosus
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Grapsus grapsus
[lightfoot crab]
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Grapsus intermedius
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Grapsus longitarsis
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Grapsus tenuicrustatus
[Natal lightfoot crab]
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Hemigrapsus sinensis
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Leptograpsus variegatus
[rock crabs]
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Metopograpsus frontalis
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Metopograpsus latifrons
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Metopograpsus messor
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Metopograpsus oceanicus
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Metopograpsus thukuhar
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Neosarmatium meinerti
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Neosarmatium smithi
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Neosarmatium trispinosum
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Pachygrapsus fakaravensis
[Polynesian grapsid crab]
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Pachygrapsus gracilis
[dark shore crab]
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Pachygrapsus laevimanus
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Pachygrapsus marmoratus
[marbled shore crab]
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Pachygrapsus maurus
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Pachygrapsus minutus
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Pachygrapsus planifrons
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Pachygrapsus plicatus
[pleated rock crab]


Pachygrapsus transversus
[African matchbox crab]
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Parapyxidognathus deianira
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Perisesarma guttatum
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Perisesarma samawati
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Planes cyaneus
[flotsam crab]
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Planes major
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Planes marinus
[drifter crab]


Planes minutus
[gulfweed crab]
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Selatium brockii
[mangrove tree-dwelling crab]
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Selatium elongatum
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Thalassograpsus harpax
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Varuna litterata
[peregrine crab]
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Varuna yui
[Sundaic paddler crab]
51 Species of Family Grapsidae
(shore, marsh, and talon crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Brachynotus foresti Mediterranean Sea.
Brachynotus gemmellari Mediterranean Sea.
Brachynotus sexdentatus Northeast Atlantic
Episesarma chengtongense pinkfingered vinegar crab Western Pacific 5 CW
Episesarma mederi Thai vinegar crab Western Pacific 4 CW
Episesarma palawanense Rathbun's vinegar crab Western Central Pacific 4 CW
Episesarma singaporense Singapore vinegar crab Indo-West Pacific 4 CW
Episesarma versicolor violet vinegar crab Indo-West Pacific 5 CW
Geograpsus crinipes Indian Ocean and Southeas
Geograpsus depressus Eastern Central Pacific
Geograpsus grayi Indo-West Pacific
Geograpsus lividus variegate shore crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Goniopsis cruentata purple mangrove crab Atlantic Ocean 5.6 CW
Grapsus adscensionis Eastern Atlantic.
Grapsus albolineatus mottled crab Indo-West Pacific. 5.914 CL
Grapsus granulosus Western Indian Ocean and 2.111 CL
Grapsus grapsus lightfoot crab Indo-Pacific and Atlantic 7.69999980926514 CL
Grapsus intermedius Indian Ocean
Grapsus longitarsis Indo-Pacific.
Grapsus tenuicrustatus Natal lightfoot crab Indo-Pacific 8 CW
Hemigrapsus sinensis Northwest Pacific
Leptograpsus variegatus rock crabs Southwest Atlantic and In
Metopograpsus frontalis Western Central Pacific
Metopograpsus latifrons Western Central Pacific.
Metopograpsus messor Indo-Pacific. 2.545 CL
Metopograpsus oceanicus Indo-West Pacific
Metopograpsus thukuhar Indo-Pacific 2.325 CL
Neosarmatium meinerti Western Indian Ocean
Neosarmatium smithi Indo-West Pacific.
Neosarmatium trispinosum Indo-West Pacific.
Pachygrapsus fakaravensis Polynesian grapsid crab Indo-Pacific. 5 CW
Pachygrapsus gracilis dark shore crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pachygrapsus laevimanus Western Pacific.
Pachygrapsus marmoratus marbled shore crab Eastern Atlantic and the 4 CW
Pachygrapsus maurus Northeast Atlantic
Pachygrapsus minutus Indo-Pacific
Pachygrapsus planifrons Indo-Pacific.
Pachygrapsus plicatus pleated rock crab Indo-Pacific.
Pachygrapsus transversus African matchbox crab Atlantic, Pacific and the 1.5 CL
Parapyxidognathus deianira Indo-West Pacific.
Perisesarma guttatum Western Indian Ocean.
Perisesarma samawati Western Indian Ocean
Planes cyaneus flotsam crab East Pacific.
Planes major Indo-Pacific and the Atla
Planes marinus drifter crab Cosmopolitan.
Planes minutus gulfweed crab Eastern Atlantic Ocean an
Selatium brockii mangrove tree-dwelling crab Western Central Pacific
Selatium elongatum Western Indian Ocean
Thalassograpsus harpax Indo-Pacific. 1.273 CL
Varuna litterata peregrine crab Indo-Pacific.
Varuna yui Sundaic paddler crab Indo-West Pacific 5 CW



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