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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Xanthidae
Genus: Demania
Laurie, 1906

Demania is a genus of crabs in the family Xanthidae, containing the following species:[1]

Many of the species are known to be toxic to humans and domestic animals, and it is thought likely that all species of Demania are toxic.[2]


  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. ^ John S. Garth & Peter K. L. Ng (1985). "Notes on the genus Demania Laurie, 1906 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthidae)" (PDF). Indo-Malayan Zoology. 2: 293–308.