Portunidae


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Portunidae

[pȯr′tü·nə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The swimming crabs, a family of the Brachyura having the last pereiopods modified as swimming paddles.
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Reproduction biology and evidence for hard-female mating in the Brachyuran crab Thalamitasima sima (Portunidae).
Environmental variables influencing the Callinectes (Crustacea, Brachyura, Portunidae) species distribution in a tropical estuary--Cachoeira River (Bahia, Brazil).
Hawkins, "Population differentiation of the shore crab Carcinus maenas (Brachyura: Portunidae) on the southwest English coast based on genetic and morphometric analyses," Scientia Marina, vol.
Ciclo lunar, captura, sexo, peso y talla del cangrejo azul (Callmectes sapidus, Brachyura, Portunidae) en Sur del Lago de Maracaibo.
Effect of salinity on survival and metamorphosis from zoea to megalopa of the mud crab Scylla serrata Forskal (Crustacea: Portunidae).
RODRIGUEZ, B.D., 1982.- Los cangrejos de la familia Portunidae (Decapoda: Brachyura) del Caribe Colombiano.
The cancroid crabs of America of the families Euryalidae, Portunidae, Atelecyclidae, Cancridae, and Xanthidae.
Crabs (Portunidae) represent a highly important fishing resource due to the increase in their demand as an export resource, basically in the presentation of "soft crab." A total of 14 species of the genus Callinectes have been identified on both coasts of America, from which 11 are found in tropical and subtropical waters (Fischer & Wolff, 2006).