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Taxonavigation: Portunoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Heterotremata
Superfamilia: Portunoidea

Familia: Carcinidae
Subfamiliae: Carcininae - Polybiinae

Genera overview: Benthochascon – Brusinia – Carcinus – Liocarcinus – Ovalipes – Polybius – Portumnus – Xaiva – †Cicarnus – †Miopipus


  • Carcinidae MacLeay, 1838


Primary references[edit]

  • MacLeay, W.S., 1838. On the brachyurous decapod Crustacea brought from the Cape by Dr. Smith. In: Smith, A., Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa; being a portion of the objects of natural history chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Smith, in the years 1834, 1835. and 1836; fitted out by “The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa”. London, Smith, Elder, and Co. Pp. 53–71, 2 plates.

Additional references[edit]

  • Evans, N.M. 2018. Molecular phylogenetics of swimming crabs (Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815) supports a revised family-level classification and suggests a single derived origin of symbiotic taxa. PeerJ. 6: e4260. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4260 Open access Reference page.  [See p. 28-30, 39-40]