Carpilius convexus

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Carpilius convexus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Carpiliidae
Genus: Carpilius
Species: C. convexus
Binomial name
Carpilius convexus
(Forsskål, 1775)
Synonyms [1]
  • Cancer convexus Forsskål, 1775
  • Cancer adspersus Herbst, 1790
  • Cancer petraeus Herbst, 1801

Carpilius convexus is a species of crab that lives in the Indo-Pacific, from Hawaii to the Red Sea and South Africa.[2] It was first described by Peter Forsskål in 1775 as "Cancer convexus", and has sometimes been treated as a variety of the larger species Carpilius maculatus.[2] The biology of the genus Carpilius is poorly known.[2]


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