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Callinectes exasperatus

(Rugose Swimming Crab)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Rugose Swimming Crab


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Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 6 meters (0 to 20 feet).[1]


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Gerstaecker Carl Eduard Adolph Bericht über die wissenschaftlichen Leistungen im Gebiete der Entomologie wärend des Jahres 1854 Berlin, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung (G. Parthey) 1856: 80-85., 1856.

Last scrutiny: 02-Feb-2005

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Callinectes

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. arcuatus (Arched Swimming Crab) · C. bellicosus (Cortez Swimming Crab) · C. bocourti (Bocourt Swimming Crab) · C. danae (Dana Swimming Crab) · C. exasperatus (Rugose Swimming Crab) · C. larvatus (Masked Swimming Crab) · C. marginatus (Sharptooth Swimcrab) · C. ornatus (Shelligs) · C. rathbunae (Sharptooth Swimming Crab) · C. sapidus (Blue Crab) · C. similis (Lesser Blue Crab)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:



  1. Mean = -0.500 meters (-1.640 feet), Standard Deviation = 24.320 based on 14 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-08