Astacus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Astacus: European crayfish, Noble crayfish

Astacus:

see NicomediaNicomedia
, ancient city, NW Asia Minor, near the Bosporus, in present-day Turkey. Refounded (264 B.C.) by Nicomedes I of Bithynia to replace Astacus as his capital, it flourished for centuries. The Goths sacked the city in A.D. 258.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
References in periodicals archive ?
De novo assembly and annotation of the freshwater crayfish Astacus astacus transcriptome.
Harlioglu, "The harvest of the freshwater crayfish Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz in Turkey: harvest history, impact of crayfish plague, and present distribution of harvested populations," Aquaculture International, vol.
Temperature selection behaviour of cold- and warm-acclimated crayfish [Astacus astacus (L.)].
The objective of this study is to determine temporally the bioaccumulation of trace elements in abdomen muscles of crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus, which is sea food having a great attraction in human consumption.
Descriptions of new species of Cambarus, to which is added synonymical list of the known species of Cambarus and Astacus. Proceeding of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 20:107-158.
For crayfish, we used the mean weight (27 g) estimated in an earlier study in this region for European crayfish Astacus astacus specimens preyed on by otters (Kloskowski 1999).
leniusculus have been found replacing populations of Astacus astacus and Austropotamobius pallipes, reaffirming that ecological mechanisms identified in the laboratory may be sufficient for species replacements (Holdich and Domaniewski, 1995; S6derback, 1995).
The picture of Per Collinder and colleagues in the December issue's "Exploring Those Odd-Named Star Clusters" (page 39) in fact shows not a lobster dinner but a traditional Swedish crayfish party (Astacus astacus, now unfortunately at a high risk of extinction in the wild).
Previous work on the crayfish Astacus astacus showed that the number of agonistic challenges, mean duration, and maximum intensity of encounters, were also initially high but then decreased steadily as the hierarchy developed [8].