Species under Charybdis
n= 34
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Charybdis acuta
(Milne-Edwards, 1869)
Western Pacific
Charybdis affinis
Dana, 1852
Smoothshelled swimming crab Indo-West Pacific 6
Charybdis amboinensis
Leene, 1938
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis anisodon
(De Haan, 1850)
Twospined arm swimming crab Indo-West Pacific reaching Hawaii
Charybdis annulata
(Fabricius, 1798)
Banded-legged swimming crab Indo-Pacific 7
Charybdis beauforti
Leene & Buitendijk, 1949
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis bimaculata
(Miers, 1886)
Two-spot swimming crab Indo-West Pacific 2.414
Charybdis callianassa
(Herbst, 1789)
Indo-West Pacific
Charybdis erythrodactyla
(Lamarck, 1818)
Rainbow crab Indo-Pacific
Charybdis feriatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Crucifix crab Indo-West Pacific 20
Charybdis granulata
(De Haan, 1833)
Northwest Pacific
Charybdis hawaiensis
Edmondson, 1954
Hawaiian swimming crab Pacific Ocean
Charybdis hellerii
(Milne-Edwards, 1867)
Spiny hands Indo-Pacific 4.7
Charybdis hongkongensis
She, 1934
Indo-West Pacific
Charybdis japonica
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Japanese swimming crab Western Pacific 7
Charybdis jaubertensis
Rathbun, 1924
Eastern Indian Ocean
Charybdis longicollis
Leene, 1938
Lesser swimming crab Western Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and Black Sea
Charybdis lucifera
(Fabricius, 1798)
Yellowish brown crab Indo-West Pacific 47.4
Charybdis miles
(de Haan, 1835)
Soldier swimming crab Indo-West Pacific 7.5
Charybdis natator
(Herbst, 1794)
Ridged swimming crab Indo-West Pacific 17
Charybdis obtusifrons
Leene, 1836
Indo-Pacific
Charybdis orientalis
Dana, 1852
Indo-West Pacific
Charybdis ornata
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis padadiana
Ward, 1941
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis paucidentata
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Eastern central Pacific
Charybdis philippinensis
Ward, 1941
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis rathbuni
Leene, 1938
Eastern Central Pacific
Charybdis riversandersoni
Alcock, 1899
Indo-West Pacific
Charybdis rufodactylus
Stephenson & Rees, 1968
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis smithiii
MacLeay, 1838
Eastern Indian Ocean
Charybdis truncata
(Fabricius, 1798)
Blunt-toothed crab Indo-West Pacific 5
Charybdis vadorum
Alcock, 1899
Western Pacific
Charybdis vannamei
Ward, 1941
Western Central Pacific
Charybdis variegata
(Fabricius, 1798)
Indo-West Pacific
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