Cardisoma carnifex

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Cardisoma carnifex
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Gecarcinidae
Genus: Cardisoma
Species: C. carnifex
Binomial name
Cardisoma carnifex
(Herbst, 1794)
Synonyms [1]
  • Cancer carnifex Herbst, 1794
  • Cardisoma obesum Dana, 1851
  • Cardisoma urvillei H. Milne-Edwards, 1853

Cardisoma carnifex is a species of terrestrial crab found in coastal regions from the east coast of Africa and the Red Sea across the Indo-Pacific to the Line Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago.[2] The range includes parts of northern Australia and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.[1]


  1. ^ a b P. J. F. Davie (2002). "Gecarcinidae". Eucarida (Part 2), Decapoda: Anomura, Brachyura. Volume 19 of Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Crustacea: Malocostraca. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 183–186. ISBN 978-0-643-06792-9. 
  2. ^ Janet Haig (1984). "Land and freshwater crabs of the Seychelles and neighbouring islands". In David Ross Stoddart. Biogeography and Ecology of the Seychelles Islands. Monographiae Biologicae. Springer. pp. 123–139. ISBN 978-90-6193-107-2.