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Gecarcinus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Infraorder  Brachyura
Scientific name  Gecarcinus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Decapoda
Family  Gecarcinidae
Higher classification  Gecarcinidae
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Lower classifications  Gecarcinus quadratus, Gecarcinus lateralis, Gecarcinus ruricola

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Gecarcinus is the type genus of the land crab family Gecarcinidae. They are found in warmer coastal regions of the Americas, including islands in the Caribbean. Four species from oceanic islands were formerly included in Gecarcinus as the subgenus Johngarthia, but are now treated as a separate genus, Johngarthia. While all members of this genus are largely terrestrial, they have to return to the ocean to breed (the larvae are released into the sea). They are often colourful, with reddish, orange, purple, yellowish, whitish or blackish being the dominating hues. This has resulted in some species, notably G. quadratus and G. lateralis, gaining a level of popularity in the pet-trade.

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Species

  • Gecarcinus lateralis (Fréminville, 1835)
  • Gecarcinus quadratus (Saussure, 1853)
  • Gecarcinus ruricola (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Gecarcinus nobilii Perger & Wall 2014

  • Gecarcinus FileGecarcinus quadratus deadjpg Wikimedia Commons
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    References

    Gecarcinus Wikipedia


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