Galapagos Species Checklist

Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758)

zayapa, Sally lightfoot crab

Photo: Alex Hearn, CDF.
Photo: Alex Hearn, CDF.

Caparace width to 73 mm.

Origin and Affin. Atlantic. Littoral, rocky shores

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Arthropoda

Class
Malacostraca

Order
Decapoda

Suborder
Pleocyemata

Superfamily
Grapsoidea

Family
Grapsidae

Genus
Grapsus

Species
grapsus

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Cancer grapsus Linnaeus, 1758, Cancer jumpibus Swire, 1938, Grapsus altifrons Stimpson, 1860, Grapsus maculatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853, Grapsus ornatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853, Grapsus pictus Lamarck, 1801, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)

Status

IUCN Red List Category: Not evaluated

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Gulf of California, Panamic, Atlantic, Baja California, Mexico to Peru and Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), also Atlantic, Florida and Caribbean to Brazil

References

  • Hickman, C.P. Jr. Zimmerman, T.L. (2000) A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Galápagos. Sugar Spring Press, Lexington, Virginia, 156 pp.
  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • IUCN (2010) IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 April 2010.
  • Peck, S.B. (1994) Diversity and zoogeography of the non-oceanic Crustacea of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (excluding terrestrial Isopoda). Canadian Journal of Zoology 72: 54-69.
  • Garth, J.S. (1991) Taxonomy, Distribution, and Ecology of Galápagos. Brachyura. In: James, M.J. (ed.): Galápagos Marine Invertebrates. Taxonomy, Biogeography, and Evolution in Darwin's Islands. Plenum Press. New York and London, p. 123-155.
  • Constant, P. (2007) Marine Life of the Galapagos. The Diver's guide to Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and marine Invertebrates, 307 pp.
  • Hickin, N. (1979) Animal life of the Galapagos. Ferundune Books, Faringdon, U.K., 236 pp.

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