Species under Portunus
n= 40
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Portunus acuminatus
(Stimpson, 1871)
Eastern Pacific
Portunus anceps
(de Saussure, 1857)
Delicate swimming crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Portunus argentatus
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean
Portunus armatus
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Blue swimmer crab Indo-West Pacific
Portunus asper
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Rough swimcrab To be filled
Portunus brockii
(de Haan, 1887)
Indo-West Pacific
Portunus convexus
De Haan, 1835
Western Central Pacific
Portunus depressifrons
(Stimpson, 1859)
Flatface swimming crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Portunus gibbesii
(Stimpson, 1859)
Iridescent swimming crab Western Atlantic
Portunus gladiator
Fabricius, 1798
Indo-West Pacific 7.4
Portunus gracilimanus
(Stimpson, 1858)
Indo-West Pacific
Portunus guinotae
Stephenson & Rees, 1961
Eastern Central Pacific
Portunus haanii
(Schmitt, 1858)
Warty swimming crab Indo-West Pacific
Portunus hastatus
(Linnaeus, 1767)
Lancer swimcrab Eastern Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean 2.59999990463257
Portunus iranjae
Crosnier, 1962
Indo-Pacific
Portunus lecromi
Moosa, 1996
Western Central Pacific
Portunus longispinosus
(Dana, 1852)
Indo-Pacific
Portunus macrophthalmus
Rathbun, 1906
Indo-Pacific
Portunus mariei
Guinot, 1957
Western Central Pacific
Portunus orbicularis
(Richters, 1880)
Western Pacific
Portunus paralatibrachium
Crosnier, 2002
Eastern Central Pacific
Portunus pelagicus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Blue swimming crab Indo-West Pacific 20
Portunus petreus
(Alcock, 1899)
Eastern Indian Ocean
Portunus pubescens
(Dana, 1852)
Hairy swimming crab Southeast Pacific
Portunus rugosus
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Indo-West Pacific
Portunus sanguinolentus
(Herbst, 1783)
Threespot swimming crab Indo-Pacific 20
Portunus sayi
(Gibbes, 1850)
Sargassum swimming crab Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Portunus sebae
(Milne-Edwards, 1834)
Ocellate swimming crab Western Atlantic Ocean
Portunus segnis
(Forskål, 1775)
Western Indian Ocean 16.2
Portunus spinicarpus
(Stimpson, 1871)
Longspine swimming crab Western Atlantic Ocean 4.29
Portunus spiniferus
Stephenson & Rees, 1967
Western Central Pacific
Portunus spinimanus
Latreille, 1819
Blotched swimming crab Western Atlantic 9.19
Portunus stephensoni
Moosa, 1981
Western Central Pacific
Portunus tenuicaudatus
Stephenson, 1961
Western Central Pacific
Portunus tenuipes
(De Haan, 1835)
Indo-West Pacific
Portunus trituberculatus
(Miers, 1876)
Gazami crab Indo-West Pacific 15
Portunus tuberculosus
(Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Blood-spot swimming crab Northwest Pacific
Portunus ventralis
(Milne-Edwards, 1879)
Western Atlantic
Portunus vossi
Lemaitre, 1992
Western Central Atlantic
Portunus xantusii
(Stimpson, 1860)
Xantus swimcrab Eastern Central Pacific 7.5
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