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Eriocheir sinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Superfamily: Grapsoidea
Family: Varunidae
Genus: Eriocheir
De Haan, 1835
Species [1]

Eriocheir is a genus of crabs, including the Chinese mitten crab, E. sinensis.[1] Formerly in the family Grapsidae, it is now placed in the Varunidae.


  1. ^ a b 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.