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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Why Carcinus maenas cannot get a grip on South Africa's waveexposed coastline.
Differential effects of certain indolealkylamines on the melanophores of the crabs Uca pugilator and Carcinus maenas.
Ultrastructural changes in the gill epithelium of the green crab Carcinus maenas in relation to the external salinity.
juveniles tethered to eelgrass above the bottom experienced about a 60% mortality from crab predators, especially green crabs, Carcinus maenas, and longnose spider crabs, Libinia dubia, against 90% mortality of scallops located near the sediment surface.
Weapon size versus body size as a predictor of winning in fights between shore crabs, Carcinus maenas (L.
Yet, the present work contradicts the decrease in the oxygen consumption under starvation observed by other authors in Carcinus maenas (Wallace 1973) and Crangon crangon (Regnault 1981).
Physiological and metabolic responses of the shore crab Carcinus maenas (L.
Soft clam abundances have been substantially increased in experimental and small commercial beds in Maine and Massachusetts by using fences to exclude green crabs, Carcinus maenas.
Somatic growth and reproductive function in the female brachyuran decapod Carcinus maenas Linn.
For example, the crab Carcinus maenas has a lower reproductive output when it consumes a greater proportion of algal material relative to its preferred bivalve prey (Griffen et al.
Behavioral mechanisms of size selection by crabs Carcinus maenas feeding on the mussels Mytilus edulis.