Planes (genus)

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Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Recent
Planes minutus.jpg
Planes minutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Grapsidae
Genus: Planes
Bowdich, 1825

Planes is a genus of crabs in the family Grapsidae that currently comprises three extant species:[1] Planes minutus (Linnaeus, 1758), Planes marinus Rathbun, 1914, and Planes major (=cyaneus) (MacLeay, 1838). A further fossil species is known[2] from the Middle Miocene of the Caucasus.[3]