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Sesarmidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraorder  Brachyura
Scientific name  Sesarmidae
Higher classification  Grapsoidea
Order  Decapoda
Subphylum  Crustacea
Superfamily  Grapsoidea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Family
Sesarmidae Photos of land crabs in the family Sesarmidae
Lower classifications  Sesarma, Geosesarma, Aratus pisonii, Perisesarma bidens, Pseudosesarma moeschi


The Sesarmidae are a family of crabs, previously included in the Grapsidae by many authors. Several species, namely in Geosesarma, Metopaulias, and Sesarma, are true terrestrial crabs. They do not need to return to the sea even for breeding.

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Genera

The family contains these genera:

The genera Chiromantes, Parasesarma, Pseudosesarma and Sesarmops are apparently not monophyletic. Scandarma may be a junior synonym of some other genus.

Selected species


  • Chiromantes dehaanikurobenkeigani (Japanese)
  • Chiromantes eulimene – marsh crab (east coast of southern Africa)
  • Chiromantes haematocheir – red-clawed crab; akategani (Japanese) Dodukge (Korean)
  • Parasesarma erythrodactyla – red-handed shore crab
  • Parasesarma pictumkakubenkeigani (Japanese)

  • References

    Sesarmidae Wikipedia


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