Pseudograpsus setosus

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Pseudograpsus setosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Varunidae
Genus: Pseudograpsus
Species: P. setosus
Binomial name
Pseudograpsus setosus
(Fabricius, 1798) [1]
Synonyms [1]
  • Alpheus setosus Weber, 1795
  • Cancer setosus Fabricius, 1798
  • Grapsus penicilliger Latreille, 1817
  • Pseudograpsus brabatus H. Milne-Edwards, 1853

Pseudograpsus setosus (Spanish: jaiba peluda) is a species of edible crab endemic to the coasts of Chile, Ecuador and Peru; it is a benthic predator that lives in the subtidal and intertidal zones in temperate waters from sea levels down to depths of 45 metres (150 ft).[2] Its diet consists of clams, picorocos and other crabs. Its geographic distribution ranges from the equator in Ecuador to the Taitao Peninsula at 47° S.[2]


  1. ^ a b Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter 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. 
  2. ^ a b Marine Invertebrates of Southern Chile