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Name - Macrocheira kaempferi (Temminck 1836)

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Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) [metadata]

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Reported Taxonomic Ranks


Reported Taxonomic Hierarchies

Animalia (Kingdom)
Arthropoda (Phylum)
Crustacea (Subphylum)
Malacostraca (Class)
Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
Eucarida (Superorder)
Decapoda (Order)
Reptantia (Suborder)
Brachyura (Infraorder)


Recent Publications

  • A redescription of Macrocheira kaempferi (Temminck, 1836) zoeas with a discussion of the classification of the Majoidea Samouelle, 1819 (Crustacea: Brachyura).
  • Two zoeal stages and the megalop of Pilumnus sluiteri De Man, 1892 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Xanthoidea: Pilumnidae) described from laboratory-reared material.
  • Formal re-establishment of Macrocheiridae Dana, 1851 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Majoidea) for the giant spider crab Macrocheira kaempferi (Temminck, 1836) based on a reappraisal of morphological and genetic characters.

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