Callinectes Stimpson 1860 (swimming crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Portunidae

Parent taxon: Portunidae according to R. M. Feldmann et al. 2003

See also Schweitzer et al. 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Atoportuninae, Caphyrinae, Carupinae, Enoplonotus, Euphylax, Lupocyclinae, Necronectinae, Neptunus, Podophthalminae, Portuninae, Proterocarcinus, Rakosia, Thalamitinae

Subtaxa: Callinectes alabamensis Callinectes bellicosus Callinectes declivis Callinectes jamaicensis Callinectes paraensis Callinectes quilonensis Callinectes reticulatus Callinectes sapidus Callinectes toxodes

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Type: Callinectes sapidus

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Mexico (1), United States (17: California, Maryland, Massachusets, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Virginia)

• Miocene of Brazil (5), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Panama (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (3: Florida, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Alabama)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Panama (1)

Total: 35 collections including 46 occurrences

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