Specimen Information

Platychirograpsus spectabilis
(saber crab)
Crustaceans-Crabs
Exotic

Specimen ID4297
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusPlatychirograpsus
Speciesspectabilis
Common Namesaber crab
StateFL
CountyHillsborough
LocalityHillsborough River, Hillsborough County (from the mouth for 16 km to Sulfur Springs)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameHillsborough
HUC8 Number03100205
Map
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Collection Month4
Collection Year1936
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on imported logs
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1494
Author:Marchand, L.J.
Date:1946
Title:The saber crab, Paltychirograpsus typicus Rathbun, in Florida: a case of accidental dispersal.
Journal:Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences
Volume:9
Pages:93-100
Reference 2
Ref. Number:9312
Author:Mattson, R., and G. Warren
Date:1996
Title:Notes on the lesser known benthos of Florida: Platychirograpsus spectabilis Rathbun, 1914.
Publisher:Florida Association of Benthologists
Volume:10
Issue:2
Pages:9
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1652
Author:McCann, J.A., L.N. Arkin, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1996
Title:Nonindigenous Aquatic and Selected Terrestrial Species of Florida. Status, Pathways, Dates of Introduction, Range Distributions, and Significant Ecological and Economic Effects.
Publisher:Florida Caribbean Science Center, U S Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL.
Pages:301 pp
Commentsfound in large numbers at Old Dam in 1939
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierDr. Waldo L. Schmitt-US National Museum
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collectedmany


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/16/2019].

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