Pie crust crab

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Pie crust crab
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Cancridae
Genus: Metacarcinus
Species: M. novaezelandiae
Binomial name
Metacarcinus novaezelandiae
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1846) [1]
Synonyms
  • Platycarcinus novaezelandiae
  • Cancer novaezelandiae

The pie crust crab, Metacarcinus novaezelandiae (formerly Cancer novaezelandiae), is a species of crab found around New Zealand and south-eastern Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter 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. 
  2. ^ "Species Register: Crabs". Woodbridge School, Tasmania. Retrieved December 29, 200.