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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Etude histologique du fonctionnement ovarien au cours d'une maturation de ponte chez le crabe Carcinus maenas L.
Competition between invasive green crab (Carcinus maenas) and American lobster (Homarus americanus).
Smith, "Purification and characterization of a proline-rich antibacterial peptide, with sequence similarity to bactenecin-7, from the haemocytes of the shore crab, Carcinus maenas," European Journal of Biochemistry, vol.
Patterns of morphological and genetic variability in UK populations of the shore crab, Carcinus maenas Linnaeus, 1758 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura).
Biomarkers study for sediment quality assessment in Spanish ports using the crab Carcinus maenas and the clam Ruditapes philippinarum.
The cytMnSOD and mtMnSOD genes have been cloned from so me crustaceans, such as Fenneropenaeus chinensis, Carcinus maenas, Macrobrachium rosenbergii and Marsupenaeus japonicus (Cheng et al., 2006; Lin et al., 2010b; Zhang et al., 2007; Marius et al., 2003; Imtiaz et al., 2012).
Studies conducted at rocky intertidal habitats in Connecticut and Rhode Island found that green crab (Carcinus maenas) abundance declined following the invasion and subsequent increase in abundance of H.
Depledge (1997) Effects of the organophosphorous pesticide dimethoate on cardiac and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in the shore crab Carcinus maenas. Aqua.
The researchers then fed those mollusks to shore crabs, Carcinus maenas. Normal food passes through a crab's digestive tract within two days, but the fluorescent microplastics took as many as 14 days to emerge in the feces, the researchers report June 27 in Environmental Science & Technology.