Callinectes sapidus Rathbun 1896 (swimming crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Portunidae

Belongs to Callinectes according to M. J. Rathbun 1935

See also Schweitzer et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Callinectes alabamensis, Callinectes bellicosus, Callinectes declivis, Callinectes jamaicensis, Callinectes paraensis, Callinectes quilonensis, Callinectes reticulatus, Callinectes toxodes

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (15: Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

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

• Miocene of United States (3: Florida, Virginia)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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