Macrophthalmus

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Macrophthalmus
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Macrophthalmus japonicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Superfamily: Ocypodoidea
Family: Macrophthalmidae
Genus: Macrophthalmus
Desmarest, 1823
Type species
Goneplax transversus
Latreille, 1817
Macrophthalmus latreillei, a Pleistocene sentinel crab from northern Australia.

Macrophthalmus is a genus of crabs which are widespread across the Indo-Pacific.[1] It contains the following species (arranged into subgenera):[2]

Subgenus Chaenostoma Stimpson, 1858
Subgenus Euplax H. Milne-Edwards, 1852
Subgenus Hemiplax Heller, 1865
Subgenus Macrophthalmus Desmarest, 1823
Subgenus Mareotis Barnes, 1967
Subgenus Paramareotis Komai, Goshima & Murai, 1995
Subgenus Tasmanoplax Barnes, 1967
Subgenus Venitus Barnes, 1967

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