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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Para el infraorden Anomura se identificaron 16 especies incluidas en seis familias, siendo las mas diversificadas las familias Diogenidae y Porcellanidae, con siete y cinco especies respectivamente.
En el Morrosquillo cordobes, El Porvenir y Punta Graw registro el dominio de la familia Porcellanidae, a diferencia de Punta Bello, en la cual, se destaco la familia Mithracidae.
Hernandez-Alvarez MC, Villalobos-Hiriart JL (2005) Ampliacion de la distribucion de cuatro especies de la familia Porcellanidae (Crustacea: Decapoda) en el Pacifico mexicano.
Range extension of four species of the family porcellanidae (crustacea: decapoda) in the mexican pacific
Sample Type Family Species Code Vegetation BOM Benthic organic BOM matter Cymodoceaceae Halodule wrightii HABE Poaceae Spartina SPAL alterniflora POM Particulate POM organic matter Ulvaceae Ulva lactuca ULLA Invertebrate Alpheidae Alpheus APHE heterochaelis Diogenidae Clibanarius CLVI vittatus Hippolytidae Tozeuma TOCA carolinense Menippidae Menippe adina MEAD Ostreidae Crassostrea CRV1 virginica Palaemonidae Palaemonetes PAVU vulgaris Porcellanidae Porcellanidae POSP spp.
Processidae Processa bermudensis Diogenidae Clibanarius antillensis Petrochirus diogenes Paguridae Pagurus brevidactylus Porcellanidae Petrolisthes armatus Petrolisthes galathinus Dromiidae Moreiradromia antillensis Inachidae Podochela riseii Stenorhynchus seticornis Majidae Hemus cristulipes Macrocoeloma trispinosum Microphrys bicornutus Mithraculus forceps Mithrax sp.
ronchus presenta un regimen alimentario variado, compuesto por organismos nectonicos como los peces de las familias Ariidae y Mugilidae y organismos bentonicos principalmente crustaceos de la familia Xanthidae y Porcellanidae.
Diogeninae, Porcellanidae, and Leucosiidae can all be considered reef prey.
It would be of major interest to gain information from the Lithodidae and Porcellanidae, the two other groups of anomurans that have either a different size range than the Galatheidae and Paguridae (most lithodid crabs are very large) or a different way of eating (porcellanid crabs are filter-feeders).
The representatives of the family Porcellanidae are crustaceans very common and abundant on rocky habitats in the intertidal zone, sheltering under rocks among algae and establishing commensally relationships with some another species of the hard bottoms, such as sea anemones, and starfishes.