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Family Sesarmidae (Dana, 1851) – Mangrovenkrabben / Mangrove Crabs

Type species: Sesarma bocourti A. Milne-Edwards, 1869, by present designation. Gender neuter. Etymology: The name is derived from the combination of the Latin “contusus” for flattening surface, with the genus name Sesarma. This alludes to the flat chelae that the two included species use to help in burrowing. The gender is neuter.

Included species:
Sesarma bocourti A. Milne-Edwards, 1869
Sesarma cheirogona Targioni Tozzetti, 1877.

See: Schubart C.D. & P.K.L. Ng (2020): Revision of the intertidal and semiterrestrial crab genera Chiromantes Gistel, 1848, and Pseudosesarma Serène & Soh, 1970 Crustacea: Brachyura: Sesarmidae), using morphology and molecular phylogenetics, with the establishment of nine new genera and two new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 68: 891-994.
  • Contusarma bocourti (A. Milne-Edwards, 1869)

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    Contusarma bocourti (A. Milne-Edwards, 1869)

    Verbreitung / Distribution: Western coast of Thailand, Indian Ocean.

    Sesarma bocourti A. Milne-Edwards, 1869: 28.
    Sesarma (Sesarma) bocourti – Tesch, 1917: 135 (part)
    Pseudosesarma bocourti – Naiyanetr, 1998: 101; Naiyanetr, 2007: 17 (unnumbered fig.), 115; Ng et al., 2008a: 222; Hoang et al., 2012: 75, 78.