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Pestarella tyrrhena.jpg
Pestarella tyrrhena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Callianassidae
Genus: Pestarella
Ngoc-Ho, 2003

Pestarella is a genus of thalassinidean crustacean erected in 2003 from former members of the genus Callianassa.[1] It is distinguished from Callianassa by the rounded, rather than squarish telson, and by the absence of the first two pleopods in males.[1] The genus contains the following species:[2]


  1. ^ a b Nguyen Ngoc-Ho (2003). "European and Mediterranean Thalassinidea (Crustacea, Decapoda)" (PDF). Zoosystema. 25 (3): 439–555. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-19.
  2. ^ Gary Poore (2010). "Pestarella Ngoc-Ho, 2003". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 11, 2010.