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Taxonomic Details for Eurytium limosum

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
SubkingdomBilateria
InfrakingdomProtostomia
SuperphylumEcdysozoa
PhylumArthropoda
SubphylumCrustacea
ClassMalacostraca
SubclassEumalacostraca
SuperorderEucarida
OrderDecapoda
SuborderPleocyemata
InfraorderBrachyura
SuperfamilyXanthoidea
FamilyPanopeidae
GenusEurytium
SpeciesEurytium limosum
Common Name: broadback mud crab
Authority: (Say, 1818)
ITIS TSN: 98792   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Salinity Zone: Brackish water, Salinity Zone: Marine
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

GCE Data Sets:

INV-GCEM-2209 (Fall 2021 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creek bank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-2109 (Fall 2020 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creek bank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-2009 (Fall 2019 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creek bank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-1909 (Fall 2018 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creek bank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-1809 (Fall 2017 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creek bank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

(view all 27 relevant data sets in the GCE Data Catalog)

Eurytium limosum
Eurytium limosum in threat pose. Photo Steven Pennings

Eurytium limosum
Lurking in a shallow burrow in the low marsh, this Eurytium with its massive claws strikes terror into the hearts of smaller crabs and gastropods.

LTER
NSF

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.