Potamon

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For the figure from Greek mythology, see Potamon (mythology). Potamon_sentence_0

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PotamonPotamon_header_cell_0_0_0
Scientific classificationPotamon_header_cell_0_1_0
Kingdom:Potamon_cell_0_2_0 AnimaliaPotamon_cell_0_2_1
Phylum:Potamon_cell_0_3_0 ArthropodaPotamon_cell_0_3_1
Subphylum:Potamon_cell_0_4_0 CrustaceaPotamon_cell_0_4_1
Class:Potamon_cell_0_5_0 MalacostracaPotamon_cell_0_5_1
Order:Potamon_cell_0_6_0 DecapodaPotamon_cell_0_6_1
Infraorder:Potamon_cell_0_7_0 BrachyuraPotamon_cell_0_7_1
Family:Potamon_cell_0_8_0 PotamidaePotamon_cell_0_8_1
Genus:Potamon_cell_0_9_0 Potamon

Savigny, 1816Potamon_cell_0_9_1

Type speciesPotamon_header_cell_0_10_0

Potamon is a genus of freshwater or semiterrestrial crabs mainly found from Southern Europe through the Middle East, and as far east as north-western India. Potamon_sentence_1

The only exception is the North African P. algeriense, which also is the only potamid of mainland Africa. Potamon_sentence_2

Twenty species are currently recognised:. Potamon_sentence_3

These crabs are omnivores that have a broad ecological tolerance. Potamon_sentence_4

The adult Potaman reach up to 50 mm in size during their 10-12 year life span. Potamon_sentence_5

Many other taxa from Indochina, originally described as species of Potamon, are now placed in other genera, such as Himalayapotamon, Beccumon, Eosamon, and Takpotamon. Potamon_sentence_6


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