Northern smooth shore crab


Northern smooth shore crab
Northern smooth shore crab
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Varunidae
Genus: Cyclograpsus
Species: C. insularum
Binomial name
Cyclograpsus insularum
Campbell & Griffin, 1966

The northern smooth shore crab, Cyclograpsus insularum, is a marine crab of the family Varunidae, found around Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, the Kermadec Islands and in New Zealand from North Cape to East Cape.[1] Their carapace width is up to 22 millimetres (0.87 in).[1]

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