Calappidae


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Calappidae

[kə′lap·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The box crabs, a family of reptantian decapods in the subsection Oxystomata of the section Brachyura.
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Morphology of the first zoea of the shamefaced crab Calappa granulata (Linnaeus, 1758) Crustacea, Brachyura, Calappidae), obtained in the laboratory.
Thirteen crabs (Portunidae and Calappidae, carapace width 53-154 mm) with Octolasmis warwickii individuals on the carapace were either purchased at local markets or collected on the shore in western Japan between 2004 and 2007 (see Table 1).
0.3 0.1 Homolidae Paromola cuvieri 0.6 0.1 Calappidae Calappa granulata 1.8 1.3 Parthenopidae Parthenope sp.
Comparison of some genera and species of box crabs (Brachyura: Calappidae) of the southwestern North Atlantic with description of a new genus and species.
guttatus 30 CUADRO 2 Contribucion en porcentaje (IIR %) de presas en la dieta de las seis especies de peces analizadas en Bahia de Navidad y Bahia de Chamela en el periodo T1 y T2 TABLE 2 Contribution on a percent basis (% IRI) ofpreys in the diet of the six species surveyed in Bahia de Navidad and Bahia de Chamela in the period T1 and T2 Bahia de Navidad Presas T 1 (IIR%) T 2 (IIR%) Cc Hf Mb Md La Lg Cc Crustaceos Amphypoda 0.59 3.98 0.06 0.06 Anomura 0.36 0.59 0.27 0.12 Calappidae 0.42 0.15 Callianassidae Carideos n.i.
They share this feature with other species of decapods whose habitat is most often restricted to seawater, for example, the Majidae, the Cancridae, and the Calappidae (review in Mantel and Farmer, 1983; Pequeux, 1995).
Recent study of those crustaceans has produced one genus (Cyclozodion) and two species of box crabs (family Calappidae) in the Northwest Atlantic new to science.