Ar-1480 SWIMMING CRAB, Portunus gibbesii
A beautiful iridescent purple and red swimming crab with delicate slender pincers. Very alert, graceful, responsive and compatible with most other forms. Size: 6-8 cm.
Ranges from Southern Massachusetts through the Gulf of Mexico along the coast to French Guiana (Park 1978)
The megalopa stage of Portunus spinimanus Latreille, 1819 and Portunus gibbesii
(Stimpson, 1859) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae) from the southeastern
Atlantic coast of the United States
Park, J. R. (1969) “A preliminary study of portunid crabs in Biscsayne Bay. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences, 32(1): 12-20