Callinectes danae

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Callinectes danae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Portunidae
Genus: Callinectes
Species: C. danae
Binomial name
Callinectes danae
S. I. Smith, 1869 [1]

Callinectes danae is a species of swimming crab. The carapace is olive-brown and up to 5.8 cm (2.3 in) long; the walking legs are blue.[2] The species is common in Brazil and the West Indies.[2]


  1. ^ "Callinectes danae S. I. Smith, 1869". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Eugene H. Kaplan (1999). A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores: Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean (2nd ed.). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-395-97516-9.