Specimen Information

Charybdis hellerii
Charybdis hellerii
(Indo-Pacific swimming crab)
Crustaceans-Crabs
Exotic

Specimen ID4250
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusCharybdis
Specieshellerii
Common NameIndo-Pacific swimming crab
StateFL
CountySt. Lucie
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Florida, Ft. Pierce Inlet, Indian River Lagoon
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month4
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1381
Author:Lemaitre, R.
Date:1995
Title:Charybdis hellerii (Milne Edwards, 1867), a nonindigenous portunid crab (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) discovered in the Indian River lagoon system of Florida.
Journal:Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume:108
Issue:4
Pages:643-648
Commentsone male and one ovigerous female captured. First record. People later reported finding adults and juveniles in May-August 1995 in Sebastian and Fort Pierce Inlets.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest RecordState
DisposalSmithsonian museum
Museum Cat NumberUSNM 275907
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected2
Size79x49 mm; 54x39 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2022].

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