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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The European green crab, Carcinus maenas, became established in California around 1990 and has received much attention.
In this study, length-weight relationships and reproductive properties of Mediterranean green crab (Carcinus aestuarii) from the Eastern Black Sea coasts (Ordu) of Turkey were determined.
The European green crab Carcinus maenas has invaded temperate marine communities around the world (Behrens Yamada 2001, Carlton & Cohen 2003).
"With the green crab on the West Coast, we are witnessing a truly astounding event," says Armand M.
Similarly, increasing seawater temperature in the early 1950s was correlated with an explosion of green crab populations in northern New England (Glude 1955, Ropes 1968, Welch 1968, Grosholz & Ruiz 1996).
(1994) report that the region of the lamella nearest the afferent vessel in Carcinus maenas, the green crab, acclimated to 35 ppt is composed almost exclusively of taller ion-transporting cells, while the region of the lamella near the edge of the osmoregulatory patch is composed of a mixture of both shorter ion-transporting cells and gas exchange cells.
ABSTRACT The American lobster Homarus americanus shares rocky shore habitats and resources with two common invasive crab species in the northwest Atlantic: the green crab Carcinus maenas and the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus.
Initial characterization of a carbonic anhydrase repressor in the eyestalks of the euryhaline green crab, Carcinus maenas.
Mae 'na granc arall ar y traeth hefyd, sef y cranc glas neu granc y traeth - Carcinus maenas ydi ei enw gwyddonol, a'r shore crab neu'r green crab yn Saesneg.
The European green crab gobbled up two species of native shellfish, says Edwin D.
(110) Breaching Natural Barriers, supra note 22, at 6 ("The recent arrival of the European green crab ...