Knobby box crab Calappa gallus, copyright Teresa Zuberbühler.

Belongs within: Heterotremata.

The Calappidae are a small group of crabs with a broadened carapace, and heavily developed and flattened chelipeds that they use to burrow into sandy substrates.

    |--Mursia MG-H11
    |    |--M. australiensis Campbell 1971 MG-H11
    |    `--M. microspina Davie & Short 1989 MG-H11
    `--Calappa Weber 1795 CA04
         |--C. calappa (Linnaeus 1758) TSH09
         |--C. depressa Miers 1886 MG-H11
         |--C. gallus (Herbst 1803) TSH09
         |--C. granulata (Linnaeus 1758) KK03
         |--C. hepatica (Linnaeus 1758) TSH09
         |--C. lophos (Herbst 1785) MG-H11
         `--C. pustulosa Alcock 1896 MG-H11

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CA04] Casadío, S., A. de Angeli, R. M. Feldmann, A. Garassino, J. L. Hetler, A. Parras & C. E. Schweitzer. 2004. New decapod crustaceans (Thalassinidea, Galatheoidea, Brachyura) from the Middle Oligocene of Patagonia, Argentina. Annals of Carnegie Museum 73 (2): 25–47.

[KK03] Kocataş, A., & T. Katağan. 2003. The decapod crustacean fauna of the Turkish seas. Zoology in the Middle East 29: 63–74.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O'Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[TSH09] Titelius, M. A., A. Sampey & C. G. Hass. 2009. Crustaceans of Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs, north Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 145–176.

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