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Gecarcinidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Decapoda
Superfamily  Grapsoidea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Family
Subphylum  Crustacea
Infraorder  Brachyura
Scientific name  Gecarcinidae
Higher classification  Grapsoidea
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Lower classifications  Cardisoma guanhumi, Cardisoma carnifex, Cardisoma armatum, Gecarcinus quadratus, Gecarcinus ruricola

The Gecarcinidae, the land crabs, are a family of true crabs that are adapted for terrestrial existence. Similar to all other crabs, land crabs possess a series of gills. In addition, the part of the carapace covering the gills is inflated and equipped with blood vessels. These organs extract oxygen from the air, analogous to the vertebrate lungs. Adult land crabs are terrestrial, but visit the sea periodically, where they breed and their larvae develop. Land crabs are tropical omnivores which sometimes cause considerable damage to crops. Most land crabs have one of their claws larger than the other.

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The family contains these genera:

  • Cardisoma
  • Discoplax
  • Epigrapsus
  • Gecarcinus
  • Gecarcoidea
  • Johngarthia

  • Gecarcinidae GECARCINIDAE Gecarcoidea lalandii ID159262 Shell Detail
    Gecarcinidae

    References

    Gecarcinidae Wikipedia


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