Charybdis japonica, the Asian paddle crab, is a swimming crab species in the genus Charybdis. Charybdis japonica has a hexagonal, concave carapace around 12 centimetres (4.7 in) wide, the whole animal being pale green to olive green in colour.
- Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 17: 1–286. http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/s17/s17rbz.pdf.
- "Asian paddle crab Charybdis japonica". Biosecurity New Zealand. March 30, 2009. http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests/asian-paddle-crab. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
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