Pyromaia cuspidata

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Pyromaia cuspidata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Inachoididae
Genus: Pyromaia
Species: P. cuspidata
Binomial name
Pyromaia cuspidata
Stimpson, 1871
Synonyms [1]
  • Inachoides brevirostrum Lockington, 1877
  • Inachoides magdalenensis Rathbun, 1894

Pyromaia cuspidata, also known as the dartnose pear crab,[2][3][4][5] is a species of crab in the family Inachoididae.[1] This crab appears similar to Anasimus latus. It is a long-legged crab with a trident-shaped rostrum, and occurs in Atlantic waters from North Carolina to west Florida, and in the Gulf of Mexico through the Yucatán Peninsula down to Nicaragua. It is also found in Cuban waters. This species lives in depths of 27–549 metres (89–1,801 ft) on bottoms of mud, sand, or pebbles.[2]


  1. ^ a b Peter Davie (2010). "Pyromaia cuspidata Stimpson, 1871". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Harriet Perry & Kirsten Larsen (April 2, 2004). "Pyromaia cuspidata Stimpson, 1871, Dartnose Pear Crab" (PDF). A Picture Guide to Shelf Invertebrates from the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pyromaia cuspidata Stimpson, 1871". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pyromaia cuspidata (dartnose pear crab)". Global Species. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pyromaia cuspidata: Dartnose Pear Crab". Atlas of Living Australia. Retrieved June 19, 2012.