Portunidae

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Portunidae

[pȯr′tü·nə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The swimming crabs, a family of the Brachyura having the last pereiopods modified as swimming paddles.
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Population structure and reproductive biology of four species of swimming crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Portunidae) from coastal area of Karachi, Pakistan.
The swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus (Miers, 1876) is a commercially important crustacean species and one of the most common edible crabs in Chinese waters; it has been extensively artificially propagated and cultivated.
Which was why I was so thrilled when I came across a tin of Pier 717 blue swimming crab meat (alimasag) during a work session with baker and businessman Johnlu Koa.
The Blue Swimming Crab (portunus pelagicus) or locally known as 'rajungan' is one of the most popular crab species in Indonesia (9).
Swimming crabs of the family Portunidae are common in coastal habitats in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions.
The petition was submitted by the Blue Crab Coalition, which is comprised of Southeastern harvesters and producers of swimming crabs.
ABSTRACT The swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus is an important fishery and aquaculture species in China, and salinity has a significant effect on its physiological processes.
They are also swimming crabs and are known to migrate over long distances (Aguilar et al.
An examination of what's inside finds eight three-ounce cakes made from blue swimming crabs caught in Gulf of California waters and packed in Mexico.
Genetic relationships of this species to other species of swimming crabs of the genus Callinectes are also explored and presented as phylogenetic trees.