Xanthidae


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Xanthidae

[′zan·thə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The mud crabs, a family of decapod crustaceans in the section Brachyura.
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The cancroid crabs of America of the families: Euryalidae, Portunidae, Atelecyclidae, Cancridae, and Xanthidae. Bull.
En el Golfo de Nicoya se evidencio una clara diferencia en la composicion de larvas de decapodos entre la parte interna del Golfo y la parte externa: especimenes de las familias Ocypodidae, Pinnotheridae y Xanthidae fueron mas comunes en aguas internas, mientras que de las familias Majidae y Portunidae fueron mas comunes en la parte externa del Golfo.
The various predators of oysters, quahogs, and softshell clams include mud crabs (family Xanthidae) that may be the most widespread and important predator; rock crabs; flat worms, Stylochus spp.; starfish, Asterias forbesi; at least three species of shrimps; oyster drills, Urosalpinx cinerea and Eupleura caudata; moon snails, Euspira heros and Neverita duplicator, striped killifish, Fundulus majalis; and mummichogs, F.
Desiccation tolerance of Eurypanopeus depressus (Smith) (Decapoda: Xanthidae) and the exploitation of microhabitat.
The influence of oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau) and crabs (Callinectes sapidus and Xanthidae) on survival of oyster (Crassostrea virginica) spat in Chesapeake Bay: does spat protection always work?
Brachyuran crabs belonging to family Grapsidae, Leucosiidae, Matutidae, Menippidae, Ocypodidae, Oziidae, Polybiidae, Porcellanidae, Portunidae, Sesarmidae and Xanthidae were recorded.
17.50 13.64 Xiphopenaeus kroyeri 2.27 Acetes americanus 47.50 7.41 25.00 94.44 Portunidae 3.70 Xanthidae 3.70 2.27 Anomura Paguroidea 11.11 Megalopa 2.27 Ovas Crustacea 15.91 Isopoda 2.27 Amphipoda 3.70 2.27 Gammaridae 37.04 2.27 Caprellidae Maxillopoda 2.27 Copepoda Calanoidea 22.50 Cyclopoidea 5.00 11.36 Echinodermata Ophiuroidea 2.27 Annelida Polychaeta 7.41 2.27 Osteichthyes 5.00 14.81 11.36 5.56 Scale 2.50 11.11 2.27 Total 100 100 100 100 Method Relative Volume (%) Item Sp Su Au Wi Crustacea Malacostraca Decapoda un.
Oysters are the intermediate hosts of many species of Nematopsis and life cycle of these parasites is completed in intestine of marine arthropods moreover species of Xanthidae Portunidae Grapsidae Ocypodidae have been designated by authors which could be the possible final host for pathogenic prevalence [5 6 17- 19].
It is a species of small decapods crustacean from the Xanthidae family and found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, living in crevices and on the surface of corals.