Zosimus (crab)

Zosimus is a genus of crabs in the family Xanthidae, containing the following species:[1]

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Zosimus aeneus - An Atauro crab
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Xanthidae
Subfamily: Zosiminae
Genus: Zosimus
Leach, 1818
Type species
Cancer aeneus

Three species are known from the fossil record, including two which are extinct.[2]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109.