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Family: Sesarmidae sesarmid mangrove crabs (See list of species below)

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52 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aratus pisonii
[mangrove tree crab]
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Armases benedicti
[fatfinger marsh crab]
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Armases cinereum
[squareback marsh crab]
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Armases miersii
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Armases ricordi
[humic marsh crab]
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Chiromantes ortmanni
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Clistocoeloma balansae
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Clistocoeloma merguiense
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Haberma nanum
[grasping dwarf sesamid]
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Metasesarma aubryi
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Metasesarma rubripes
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Muradium tetragonum
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Nanosesarma andersonii
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Nanosesarma batavicum
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Nanosesarma edamense
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Nanosesarma jousseaumei
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Nanosesarma minutum
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Nanosesarma pontianacense
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Nanosesarma sarii
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Parasesarma batavianum
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Parasesarma calypso
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Parasesarma ellenae
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Parasesarma gecko
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Parasesarma gracilipes
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Parasesarma kui
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Parasesarma leptosoma
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Parasesarma macaco
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Parasesarma melissa
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Parasesarma parvulum
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Parasesarma persicum
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Parasesarma plicatum
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Parasesarma purpureum
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Parasesarma rutilimanum
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Parasesarma tarantula
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Pseudosesarma bocourti
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Pseudosesarma edwardsii
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Pseudosesarma laevimanum
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Sarmatium crassum
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Sarmatium germaini
[mound crab]
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Sarmatium striaticarpus
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Sesarma angolense
[Angola marsh crab]
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Sesarma boulengeri
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Sesarma curacaoense
[mangrove marsh crab]
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Sesarma guttatum
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Sesarma lenzii
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Sesarma leptosama
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Sesarma punctata
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Sesarma rectum
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Sesarma reticulatum
[purple marsh crab]
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Sesarma sigillata
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Sesarmoides kraussi
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Tiomanium indicum
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52 Species of Family Sesarmidae
(sesarmid mangrove crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aratus pisonii mangrove tree crab Eastern Pacific and Weste
Armases benedicti fatfinger marsh crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Armases cinereum squareback marsh crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Armases miersii Western Central Atlantic.
Armases ricordi humic marsh crab Western Atlantic
Chiromantes ortmanni Western Indian Ocean
Clistocoeloma balansae Western Central Pacific.
Clistocoeloma merguiense Indo-West Pacific.
Haberma nanum grasping dwarf sesamid Western Central Pacific
Metasesarma aubryi Western Central Pacific.
Metasesarma rubripes Southwest Atlantic
Muradium tetragonum Western Central Pacific.
Nanosesarma andersonii Western Pacific
Nanosesarma batavicum Western Central Pacific
Nanosesarma edamense Western Central Pacific.
Nanosesarma jousseaumei Western Indian Ocean.
Nanosesarma minutum Indo-West Pacific
Nanosesarma pontianacense Western Central Pacific
Nanosesarma sarii Western Indian Ocean 0.877 CL
Parasesarma batavianum Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma calypso Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma ellenae Western Central Pacific.
Parasesarma gecko Western Pacific. Tropica
Parasesarma gracilipes Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma kui Northwest Pacific
Parasesarma leptosoma Indo-West Pacific.
Parasesarma macaco Western Pacific
Parasesarma melissa Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma parvulum Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma persicum Western Indian Ocean. 2.62 CL
Parasesarma plicatum Indo-West Pacific.
Parasesarma purpureum Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma rutilimanum Western Central Pacific
Parasesarma tarantula Western Central Pacific
Pseudosesarma bocourti Western Central Pacific
Pseudosesarma edwardsii Western Central Pacific
Pseudosesarma laevimanum Western Central Pacific
Sarmatium crassum Eastern Central Pacific
Sarmatium germaini mound crab Western Central Pacific
Sarmatium striaticarpus Western Central Pacific
Sesarma angolense Angola marsh crab Eastern Atlantic 3.29999995231628 CL
Sesarma boulengeri Endemic to Persian Gulf. 2.452 CL
Sesarma curacaoense mangrove marsh crab Western Atlantic
Sesarma guttatum Western Indian Ocean
Sesarma lenzii Indian Ocean
Sesarma leptosama Western Indian Ocean
Sesarma punctata Western Central Pacific
Sesarma rectum Southwestern Atlantic.
Sesarma reticulatum purple marsh crab Western Atlantic Ocean.
Sesarma sigillata Eastern Indian Ocean
Sesarmoides kraussi Western Central Pacific
Tiomanium indicum Western Central Pacific



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