For the figure from Greek mythology, see Potamon (mythology).
The only exception is the North African P. algeriense, which also is the only potamid of mainland Africa.
Twenty species are currently recognised:.
These crabs are omnivores that have a broad ecological tolerance.
The adult Potaman reach up to 50 mm in size during their 10-12 year life span.
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