Acanthonyx petiverii Milne Edwards, 1834 

Kingdom: Animalia



Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Crustacea


Superclass: Multicrustacea

Class: Malacostraca

Subclass: Eumalacostraca


Superorder: Eucarida

Order: Decapoda

Suborder: Pleocyemata

Infraorder: Brachyura

Section: Eubrachyura

Subsection: Heterotremata

Superfamily: Majoidea

Family: Epialtidae

Subfamily: Epialtinae



Genus: Acanthonyx

Taxacode: DEC

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Author:  Milne Edwards, 1834
Type Locality:  The Antilles. "Guadeloupe" on the type specimen.
Location of Type:  Paris Museum

Also Reported As: 

  • Acanthonyx concamerata | Synonym
  • Acanthonyx debilis | Synonym
  • Acanthonyx emarginatus | Synonym
  • Acanthonyx petiveri | Misspelling
  • Acanthonyx simplex | Synonym
  • Cancer muricatus compressum | Synonym

Common Name(s): 

  • jacknife spider crab
  • shield crab