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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In agreement with recent studies of porcelain crabs (genus Petrolisthes) from subtidal and intertidal habitats (Stillman and Somero, 1996, 2000; Stillman, 2003), the low- to mid-intertidal species T.
As in the case of porcelain crabs, the species that lives highest in the intertidal zone and is subject to prolonged periods of emersion is more tolerant of high and low temperatures than are the low-intertidal or subtidal species.
Porcelain crabs are able to use their setose third maxillipeds to filter plankton from the water column (Caine, 1975).
Other species found in greater abundance in oyster clusters and among dead articulated shell included the porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus and the bigclaw snapping shrimp Alpheus heterochaelis.
Adaptation to temperature stress and aerial exposure in congeneric species of intertidal porcelain crabs (Genus: Petrolisthes): correlation of physiology, biochemistry and morphology with vertical distribution.
Nine species of decapods were collected, with the porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus and the mud crabs Eurypanopeus depressus and Panopeus sp.
Adaptation to temperature stress and aerial exposure in congeneric species of intertidal porcelain crabs (Genus Petrolisthes): correlation of physiology, biochemistry and morphology with vertical distribution.
Salinity tolerance and preference in the porcelain crabs, Porcellana platycheles and Porcellana longicornis.
Shallow water porcelain crabs from the Pacific coast of Panama and adjacent Caribbean waters (Crustacea, Anomura, Porcellanidae).
Testing the role of male-male competition in the evolution of sexual dimorphism: a comparison between two species of porcelain crabs.
This was not due to water loading and impairment of movement as it is in porcelain crabs (Davenport, 1972), since inactive Cancer magister and Libinia emarginata reacted aggressively and resumed activity when probed with a glass rod.