Calappa flammea Herbst 1794 (box crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Calappidae

Alternative combination: Cancer flammeus

Full reference: J. F. W. Herbst. 1794. Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse nebst einer systematischen Beschreibung ihrer verschiedenen Arten, Zweiter Band, Heft 5 147-162

Belongs to Calappa according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

See also Herbst 1794

Sister taxa: Calappa chungii, Calappa costaricana, Calappa depressa, Calappa earlei, Calappa gallus, Calappa granulata, Calappa granulatus, Calappa heberti, Calappa hepatica, Calappa japonica, Calappa lanensis, Calappa laraensis, Calappa lophos, Calappa madoerensis, Calappa oboui, Calappa pavimenta, Calappa philargius, Calappa praelata, Calappa protopustulosa, Calappa pustulosa, Calappa restricta, Calappa robertsi, Calappa sahelensis, Calappa sangiranensis, Calappa sexaspinosa, Calappa springeri, Calappa zinsmeisteri, Calappa zurcheri

Ecology: carnivore


• Quaternary of Panama (1 collection), United States (1: South Carolina)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Panama (4), United States (7: Florida)

• Oligocene of Mexico (1)

• Paleogene of Mexico (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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