Grapsidae

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Grapsidae

[′grap·sə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The square-backed crabs, a family of decapod crustaceans in the section Brachyura.
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Comparative studies on the life history of the grapsid crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura) inhabiting intertidal cobble and boulder shores.
Reproductive, growth and life-history between two species of grapsid crabs, Sesarma cinereum and S.
Although no lineage-specific calibration for substitution rates has been determined for geryonid crab 16S data, grapsid crabs have been shown to have a rate of 0.65% per MY (Schubart et al., 1998).
This migratory behavior, which has been observed for other grapsid crabs (Christy and Stancyk 1982), should promote transport out of SDB and drastically reduce the residence time of zoeae within the bay.
Among the most common are several species of bivalve molluscs, Nutricola (=Transennella) tantilla and Nutricola confusa, various crustaceans including grapsid crabs, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, the tanaid Leptochelia dubia, gammaridean amphipods, as well as numerous polychaete families and the phoronid, Phoronopsis viridis.
Instead, they scuttled, slithered, and swam: grapsid crabs at the foot of a seawall in Pensacola, Florida, water snakes in a swamp outside Brewton, Alabama, and mysterious sea creatures - needlefish, jellyfish, rays - glimpsed over the summer of 1936 in Paradise Beach, Florida.
Osmoregulation by means of a hitherto unsuspected organ in two grapsid crabs. Zool Afr.
This type of shoreline offers multiple refuges for grapsid crabs that have an elusive behavior toward humans and birds (e.g., Rathbun 1918).
Comparative analysis of the mating strategies in grapsid crabs with special references to the intertidal crabs Cyclograpsus lavauxi and Helice crassa (Decapoda: Grapsidae) from New Zealand.