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Heikeopsis is a genus of crabs containing two species, Heikeopsis japonica and Heikeopsis arachnoides. The genus was originally described under the name "Heikea" by Lipke Holthuis and Raymond B. Manning in 1990, but was later revealed to be a junior homonym of the gastropod genus Heikea, erected by Orvar Isberg in 1934.[1]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Dorippidae
Genus: Heikeopsis
Ng, Guinot & Davie, 2008[1]
Species [1][2]

Heikea Holthuis & Manning, 1990


  1. ^ a b c Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.
  2. ^ Peter Davie (2010). "Heikeopsis Ng, Guinot & Davie, 2008". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved June 7, 2012.