Porcellanidae

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Porcellanidae

[‚pȯr·sə′lan·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The rock sliders, a family of decapod crustaceans of the group Anomura which resemble true crabs but are distinguished by the reduced, chelate fifth pereiopods and the well-developed tail fan.
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Additional porcelain crab feeding methods (Decapoda, Porcellanidae).
penaeid shrimp 10 20 23 Petrolisthes armatus green porcelain crab 44 238 549 Portunas gibbesii iridescent swimming crab 1 0 0 Fishes Anarchopterus criniger fringed pipefish 0 1 0 Archosargus probatocephalus sheepshead 0 1 0 Bairdiella chrysoura silver perch 0 0 13 Bathygobius soporator frillfin goby 1 11 2 Chasmodes saburrae Florida blenny 0 5 6 Cyprinodon variegatus sheepshead minnow 0 0 1 Eucinostomus sp.
Nine species of decapods were collected, with the porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus and the mud crabs Eurypanopeus depressus and Panopeus sp.
In general, the ratio of the porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus to the mud crab Eurypanopeus depressus increased downstream for all three systems (Fig.
Although the green porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus, considered an invasive exotic along much of the South Atlantic Bight, has been previously reported throughout the Gulf of Mexico (Knott et al.
Mud crab Penaeidae Commercial shrimp Petrolisthes armatus Green porcelain crab Portunas gibbesii Iridescent swimming crab Fishes Archosargus probatocephalus Sheepshead Bairdiella chrysoura Silver perch Bathygobius soporator Frillfin goby Chasmodes saburrae Florida blenny Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead minnow Eucinostomus sp.
Porcelain crabs and pea crabs were the only crustacean species not found within the marsh edge habitat.