Lithodidae Dromiidae Atelecyclidae Cancridae Pirimelidae Cheiragonidae Dorippidae Eriphiidae Epialtidae Inachidae Oregoniidae Pilumnidae Geryonidae Portunidae Potamidae Panopeidae Xanthidae Grapsidae Images Name list Publications Sites Whole checklist По-русски (in Russian) Porcellanidae Varunidae Camptandriidae Macrophthalmidae Pinnotheridae Hapalogastridae Plagusiidae Far East / North Pacific Black Sea Baltic Sea Freshwater crabs Arctic Ocean Designed and composed by Alex Alyakrinsky, 2011 Brachyura, photo of crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 Brachyura, picture of crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 Portunidae Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 Black Sea Range. “Callinectes sapidus inhabits the E coast of America from Nova Scotia to Uruguay.  It has been introduced into European waters.” [Holthuis & Gottlieb, 1958, p. 91].  In the Black Sea it was found for the first time in 1967 - near seashore of Bulgaria, sand  bottom, at a depth of 5-6 m (Bulgurkov, 1968). In the ex-USSR the first record was near Poti  (1975) at hydrofront of Rioni river (Shaverdashvili & Ninua, 1975). There are records from  the Kerch Strait (Zaytsev, 1978) and Utrish Cape at a depth of 20 m and salinity10 and 20  prom (Monin, 1984). [Makarov, 2004, p. 382].  Size of carapace. 65 x 140 mm (male). [Guinot, 1979, p. 305].