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Charybdis japonica

Charybdis japonica

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Charybdis japonica, the Asian paddle crab, is a species of swimming crab in the family Portunidae.[1][2] Charybdis japonica has a hexagonal, concave carapace around 12 centimetres (4.7 in) wide, the whole animal being pale green to olive green in colour.[2]

It occurs naturally in the waters around Japan, Korea and Malaysia, but has become an invasive species in New Zealand.[2] It has also been recorded in the Adriatic Sea where it is rare.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c P. Davie (2010). "Charybdis (Charybdis) japonica (A. Milne-Edwards, 1861)". World register of Marine Species. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Asian paddle crab Charybdis japonica". Biosecurity New Zealand. March 30, 2009. Archived from the original on May 24, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
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Charybdis japonica: Brief Summary

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Charybdis japonica, the Asian paddle crab, is a species of swimming crab in the family Portunidae. Charybdis japonica has a hexagonal, concave carapace around 12 centimetres (4.7 in) wide, the whole animal being pale green to olive green in colour.

It occurs naturally in the waters around Japan, Korea and Malaysia, but has become an invasive species in New Zealand. It has also been recorded in the Adriatic Sea where it is rare.

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