Callinectes

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Callinectes
Blue crab on market in Piraeus - Callinectes sapidus Rathbun 20020819-317.jpg
Callinectes sapidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Portunidae
Genus: Callinectes
Stimpson, 1860 [1]

Callinectes is a genus of crabs, containing 16 extant species, including the Atlantic blue crab, C. sapidus:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Callinectes Stimpson, 1860". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter Davie; Michael Türkay (2011). "Callinectes Stimpson, 1860". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rafael Robles; Christoph D. Schubart; Jesús E. Conde; Carlos Carmona-Suárez; Fernando Alvarez; José L. Villalobos; Darryl L. Felder (2007). "Molecular phylogeny of the American Callinectes Stimpson, 1860 (Brachyura: Portunidae), based on two partial mitochondrial genes". Marine Biology. 150 (6): 1265–1274. doi:10.1007/s00227-006-0437-7.