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Ryōan (1712-1713)

Ryōan, T. [寺島良安] (1712–1713) Wakan Sansai Zue [和漢三才図会]. Japan.

An illustrated encylopedia from 1713, volume 46 inludes a crab called “tumajiro” which Harada (1993) has stated might be a fiddler crab (and I can concur). The Chinese name in the entry "望潮蟹" roughly translates to "hope tide crabs" and is still used as a Chinese term for fiddler crabs today.

Language: Japanese & Chinese

Names Appearing in this Publication

Name Used Common Name(s) Where Applied to... Accepted Name Source of Accepted
  つまじろ, 望潮蟹 Volume 46, entry in lower right corner of page with crabs location: Japan Uca Harada (1993)

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Harada (1993)