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Table 1 Diversity of folk species and their scientific equivalents

From: Folk classification of the crabs and swimming crabs (Crustacea – Brachyura) of the Mamanguape river estuary, Northeastern – Brazil

Generics polytypics Folk specifics Species
aratu aratu de mangue Goniopsis cruentata
  aratu de pedra Plagusia depressa
chama-maré chama-maré de mangue Uca burgersi
  chama-maré tesoureiro Uca maracoani
  chama-maré da beira da praia Uca sp.
dorminhoco dorminhoco do mangue Panopeus lacustris
  dorminhoco do mangue Eurytium limosum
  dorminhoco das pedras Menippe nodifrons
goiamum goiamum caboclo Cardisoma guanhumi
  goiamum azulão  
siri siri pontinha Callinectes danae
  siri açú Callinectes exasperatus
  siri cagão(M) Callinectes bocourti
  siri nema(F)  
  siri pimenta Callinectes larvatus
  siri pintado/siri das pedras Arenaeus cribrarius
  1. Legend: M – male; F – female.