I'm confused with the Phormictopus genus.

Nandi

Arachnopeon
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Hello!
So, I'm quite confused about the Phormictopus sp. green species. Are all of its variations (full green, green femur, gold caparax, etc.) different species or one species with different colorations? Or they all belong to cancerides? Why these variations don't have proper names yet?
 

KezyGLA

Arachnoking
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They are meant to be different species or undesribed. Each having differences reaching a different size and having different appearance. 'Full Green' being the bigest of the green Phormics.

The only one that belongs to cancerides that I am aware of is Phormictopus sp. violet. This is a purplish variant often confused wih P. sp. purple.

The genus is underrated but is one big fat mess.
 
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