Carcinus maenas


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Carcinus maenas

[¦kär·sən·əs ′mī·nəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A decapod crustacean commonly found on the coasts of northwest Europe and the northeast United States that feeds on invertebrates such as mollusks, polychaete worms, and other crustaceans, and periodically sheds its exoskeleton in order to grow. Also known as shore crab.
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Patterns of morphological and genetic variability in UK populations of the shore crab, Carcinus maenas Linnaeus, 1758 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura).
Chelal morphometry, prey-size selection and aggressive competition in green and red forms of Carcinus maenas (L.
Strassberg decided that her project for her summer science course would be to attempt to replicate Pryor's feat with a local crab species: Carcinus maenas.
Somatic growth and reproductive function in the female brachyuran decapod Carcinus maenas Linn.
Metabolism of ecdysone in several organs of Carcinus maenas L.
The identification of an (-amylase in aqueous extracts of the hepatopancreas of Carcinus maenas, the common shore crab.
We measured the impact of the nonindigenous green crab, Carcinus maenas, on a coastal marine food web in central California and found that this predator exerted strong "top-down" control, significantly reducing the abundances of several of the 20 invertebrate species monitored over a 9-yr period.
Adult Ilyanassa obsoleta were immune from attack by native crabs but smaller individuals were easily opened by a larger introduced crab, Carcinus maenas (Brenchley, 1982).
Seasonal changes in the population of Carcinus maenas in the littoral zone.