Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Eucarida > Order Decapoda > Suborder Pleocyemata > Infraorder Brachyura > Section Eubrachyura > Subsection Heterotremata > Superfamily Portunoidea > Family Portunidae > Subfamily Carcininae > Genus Carcinus

Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CarcinusLeach, 1814accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: almindelig strandkrabbe sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gewone krab; gewone strandkrab; landkrab; strandkrab sources: Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp.;Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 English: common shore crab; European shore-crab; green crab; green shore crab; harbour crab; shore crab sources: Strandvondsten van Gravelines tot Nieuwpoort. Ecogids Tjiftjaf;Crosnier, A. (1962). Faune de Madagascar. XVI Crustaces Decapodes: Portunidae.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp.
 English-United States: Green Shore Crab sources: Charles Hussey
 French: crabe enragé; crabe vert sources: Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp.
 German: gemeine Standkrabbe; Strandkrabbe sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Swedish: strandkrabba

Literature

basis of record

Türkay, M. (2001). Decapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 284-292

basis of record

Crosnier, A. (1962). Faune de Madagascar. XVI Crustaces Decapodes: Portunidae.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Fransen, C.; Türkay, M. (2012). Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:107381

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Occurrence

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2007-06-12 by Charles Fransen

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