Axius serratus

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Axius serratus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Axiidae
Genus: Axius
Species: A. serratus
Binomial name
Axius serratus
Stimpson, 1852 [1]

Axius serratus is a species of thalassinidean crustacean found off the Atlantic coast of Canada and the United States, from Nova Scotia to Maryland.[2] It is capable of living in areas which are so polluted that other benthic animals cannot survive.[3]


  1. ^ "Axius serratus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brian Kensley (2001). "Two sympatric species of Axius from the north-west Atlantic (Decapoda, Thalassinidea, Axiidae)". Crustaceana. 74 (9): 951–962. doi:10.1163/15685400152682692. 
  3. ^ Michael J. Risk; Ronald D. Venter; S. George Pemberton; Dale E. Buckley (1978). "Computer simulation and sedimentological implications of burrowing by Axius serratus". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 15 (8): 1370–1374. doi:10.1139/e78-141. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23.