Species under Callinectes
n= 15
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Callinectes amnicola
(De Rochebrune, 1883)
Bigfisted swimcrab Eastern Atlantic 7.5
Callinectes arcuatus
Ordway, 1863
Arched swimming crab Eastern Pacific 15
Callinectes bellicosus
(Stimpson, 1859)
Warrior swimcrab Eastern Central Pacific
Callinectes bocourti
Milne-Edwards, 1879
Blunttooth swimcrab Western Atlantic 16
Callinectes danae
Smith, 1869
Dana swimcrab Western Atlantic 13.9
Callinectes exasperatus
(Gerstaecker, 1856)
Rugose swimcrab Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic 12.9
Callinectes larvatus
Ordway, 1863
Masked swimcrab Western Atlantic 14.2
Callinectes maracaiboensis
Taissoun, 1969
Maracaibo swimcrab Western Central Atlantic 16
Callinectes marginatus
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Marbled swimcrab Atlantic Ocean 10
Callinectes ornatus
Ordway, 1863
Shelling crab Western Atlantic 13
Callinectes pallidus
(De Rochebrune, 1883)
Gladiator swimcrab Eastern Atlantic 4.5
Callinectes rathbunae
Contreras, 1930
Sharptooth swimcrab Western Central Atlantic 14
Callinectes sapidus
Rathbun, 1896
Blue crab Western Atlantic 22.7
Callinectes similis
Williams, 1966
Lesser blue crab Western Atlantic 12.2
Callinectes toxotes
Ordway, 1863
Giant swimcrab Eastern Pacific 16
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