Parathelphusinae

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Parathelphusinae
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Parathelphusa convexa from Bogor
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Parathelphusinae

Alcock, 1910 [1]
Genera

40: see text

Arachnothelphusa rhadamanthysi
Cave crab, Borneo

Parathelphusinae is a subfamily of freshwater crabs, which was formerly placed in the family Parathelphusidae; they are mainly found in South and Southeast Asia, but also found elsewhere in Asia and in Australia. The family is now considered as a junior synonym of the family Gecarcinucidae.[2]

The Parathelphusinae inhabit rivers, lakes and rice paddies. Some species, for example from the genus Somanniathelphusa, are locally important as food, particularly in Thailand where they are an important ingredient in som tam. Some others are very rare and close to extinction.

Genera in this family are:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parathelphusidae Alcock, 1910". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Gecarcinucidae {family}". Barcode of Life Systems (BOLD). Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ P. K. L. Ng, D. Guinot & P. 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.

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