Sesarma

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Sesarma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Sesarmidae
Genus: Sesarma
Say, 1817
Species

18 + 1 cryptic species; see text

Sesarma is a genus of terrestrial crabs endemic to the American continent.[1] [2]

Many species within this genus live in mangroves. They have evolved to be fully terrestrial, which means they do not have to return to the sea even to spawn. Several species initially placed here are now placed in other genera of the Sesarmidae, and in some cases even elsewhere in the Grapsoidea.

Sesarma contains the following species:[3]



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