Tunnelling mud crab

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Tunnelling mud crab
Tunnelling mud crab.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Varunidae
Genus: Austrohelice
K. Sakai, Türkay & Yang, 2006 [1]
Species: A. crassa
Binomial name
Austrohelice crassa
(Dana, 1851)

The tunnelling mud crab, Austrohelice crassa, is a marine large-eyed crab of the family Grapsidae, endemic to the sea coasts of New Zealand. Their carapace width is up to 40 mm.[2]


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