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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Belliidae
Genus: Bellia
H. Milne-Edwards, 1848
Species: B. picta
Binomial name
Bellia picta
H. Milne-Edwards, 1848

Bellia picta is a species of crab that lives around the coasts of South America, and the only species in the genus Bellia.[1] On the Atlantic coast, it is found in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, while on the Pacific coast, it is found off Peru and Chile.[2] It probably lives in burrows and is a filter feeder.[3]


  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" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ D. Boltovskoy (ed.). "Bellia picta". Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Paulo S. Young, ed. (1998). "Malacostraca - Eucarida. Brachyura. Pseudothelphusidae and Trichodactylidae". Catalogue of Crustacea of Brazil (Catálogo de Crustáceos do Brasil). Rio de Janeiro: Museu Nacional. p. 471. ISBN 85-7427-001-6. 

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Bellia at Wikispecies