Ryan Photographic - Sesarmidae - Land and mangrove crabs
The family Sesarmidae currently consists of around 324 species in 33 genera. While most sesarmids are mangrove and shore-dwelling, there are some species that are almost entirely terrestrial. The mangrove dwelling species are important recyclers of mangrove leaf nutrients. There ten species of sesarmid crabs on Jamaica where they occupy a variety of habitats with considerable endemism.
I have co-authored a paper on the presence of Sesarmops impressus (Now described as Sesarmops atrorubens) on Fiji's Taveuni island. You can look at it here.
Peter Ng et al recently published a paper (2020) which described several new species of Sesarmops (including S. imperator and S. atrorubens) below. You can access that here.
Armases species Tree crab
Armases species Tree crab, Carate, Costa Rica IMG_5328
Metasesarma aubryi Land crab
Metasesarma aubryi Solomon Islands
Neosarmatium asiaticum Land crab,
Neosarmatium asiaticum Land crab, Magic Bay Rao, Morotai 5P7A7531
Sesarmops atrorubens Land crab
Sesarmops atrorubens Land crab, female with eggs, Taveuni, Fiji -0597
Sesarmops atrorubens land crab, ventral surface female with eggs-0583
Sesarmops imperator, Rao Island, Morotai, Indonesia IMG_7552
Sesarmops imperator, Rao Island, Morotai, Indonesia IMG_7554
Sesarmops imperator, Rao Island, Morotai, Indonesia IMG_7555
Sesarmops imperator Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands - apparently a new record for this species.
Unidentified orange-clawed land crab
Unidentified orange-clawed land crab, male, Taveuni, Fiji - 0759. I don't think this is Metasesarma aubryi (see above). But if it is, it is a new record from Fiji.
Unidentified orange-clawed land crab, presumed female-0777. She appears to be missing eyes!
Unidentified orange-clawed land crab, Taveuni, Fiji, presumed female-0778