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Species Callinectes sapidus - Atlantic Blue Crab

Callinectes - Callinectes sapidus Callinectes - Callinectes sapidus Blue Crab - Callinectes sapidus male Blue Crab - Callinectes sapidus Callinectes sapidus Callinectes sapidus Callinectes sapidus - female Callinectes sapidus - female
Classification
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 Portunidae (Swimming Crabs)
Genus Callinectes
Species sapidus (Atlantic Blue Crab)