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Pinnotheres pisum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Pinnotheridae
Genus: Pinnotheres
Bosc, 1802
Synonyms [1]

Pinnozoea Aikawa, 1933

Pinnotheres is a genus of crabs, including the pea crab and New Zealand pea crab. Many species formerly in Pinnotheres have been placed in new genera, such as Zaops ostreus (formerly Pinnotheres ostreus), the oyster crab.[2] The species currently recognised in the genus Pinnotheres are:[1]


  1. ^ a b Peter Davie & Michael Türkay. "Pinnotheres Bosc, 1802". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ 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.