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Leptograpsus variegatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Grapsidae
Genus: Leptograpsus
H. Milne-Edwards, 1853
Species: L. variegatus
Binomial name
Leptograpsus variegatus
(Fabricius, 1793)

Leptograpsus variegatus, known as the purple rock crab, is a marine large-eyed crab of the family Grapsidae, found in southern subtropical Indo-Pacific Oceans.[1] It grows to around 50 millimetres (2.0 in) shell width.[1] It is the only species in the genus Leptograpsus.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Grapsidae". SeaFriends. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Peter Davie (2010). "Leptograpsus H. Milne Edwards, 1853". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 22, 2012.