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Family Grapsidae - Marsh Crabs, Shore Crabs, and Talon Crabs

Purple Shore Crab - Hemigrapsus nudus Green Shore Crab - Hemigrapsus oregonensis Shore crab - Hemigrapsus oregonensis Hemigrapsus sanguineus Hemigrapsus sanguineus Asian Shore Crab - Hemigrapsus sanguineus Striped shore crabs - Pachygrapsus crassipes Hemigrapsus sanguineus? - Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Brachyura (True Crabs)
Family Grapsidae (Marsh Crabs, Shore Crabs, and Talon Crabs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
A number of taxa, formerly treated as subfamilies of the family Grapsidae are now considered families in their own right, including the Varunidae and Plagusiidae. (1)
Explanation of Names
Grapsidae Macleay, 1838
8 extant genera remain in the family (1)
Works Cited
1.A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans.
Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. 2009. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109.