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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetopograpsus messor (Forskål, 1775) 
AphiaID: 207536

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEucarida (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecapoda (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPleocyemata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachyura (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubrachyura (Section) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThoracotremata (Subsection) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrapsoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrapsidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetopograpsus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetopograpsus H. Milne Edwards, 1853
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCancer messor Forskål, 1775
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEurycarcinus messor (Forskål)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrapsus (Pachygrapsus) aethiopicus Hilgendorf, 1869
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrapsus gaimardi Audouin, 1826
Sources  basis of record Hartnoll, R.G. (1975). The Grapsidae and Ocypodidae (Decapoda: Brachyura) of Tanzania. J. Zool. London 177, 305-328 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralamihi  [details]
Hawaiian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkūkūau  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetopograpsus messor gracilipes de Man, 1891 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetopograpsus frontalis Miers, 1880
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Indian Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Red Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorRed Sea [details]
(no group)
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorWest Pacific [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBender Mtoni [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGesira [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSar Uanle  [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Mozambique Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMayotte Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nigeria
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAbo [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFrench Polynesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLach Badana [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (80 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Decapod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Tropical Indo-Pacific, also distributed in Australia in Kalk (1958). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark A number of (eastern Indian Ocean?) records for this species were based on incorrectly identified material due to confusion with M. hukuhar (Owen 1839) and M. frontalis Miers 1880 (Al-Ghais & Cooper, 1996). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207536
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-13 09:54:01Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-14 06:49:43Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2010-02-25 16:05:29Z  changed  Davie, Peter
  
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  Citation: Davie, P. (2014). Metopograpsus messor (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207536 on 2014-09-16
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