The new genus Necora is split off from the Portunid genus Liocarcinus Stimpson, 1871. A single species, Cancer puber L., 1767, is assigned to it. As the identity of Cancer puber L. is not certain (the original description fits Cancer corrugatus Pennant better) and as no type material is known to exist, a neotype specimen is selected so as to enable the specific name puber to be used for the species to which it has been applied for more than 150 years.

Crustacea Decapoda, Portunidae: Necora nov. gen., Cancer puber L
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Holthuis, L.B. (1987). Necora, a new genus of European swimming crabs (Crustacea Decapoda, Portunidae) and its type species, Cancer puber L., 1767. Zoologische Mededelingen, 61(1), 1–14.