Brachyura


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Noun1.Brachyura - an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
animal order - the order of animals
brachyuran - typical crabs
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Menippe, Menippe - stone crabs
Cancridae, family Cancridae - many of the best known edible crabs
family Portunidae, Portunidae - swimming crabs
genus Uca, Uca - fiddler crabs
family Pinnotheridae, Pinnotheridae - tiny soft-bodied crabs
family Lithodidae, Lithodidae - deep-sea crabs of cold waters
family Majidae, Majidae - spider crabs
Reptantia, suborder Reptantia - lobsters; crabs
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9 n = 381 882 924 Source (a) 1 2 2 Chaetura Aeronautes Panyptila brachyura montivagus cayennensis Araneae 11.
In many cases, only the first zoeal stage had been described for species in the family Grapsidae because of the difficulties in culturing larvae using techniques commonly employed in the laboratory for the later larval stages of various species of Brachyura (Guerao et al.
A review and model of decorating behaviour in spider crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majidae).
Distinctive dorsal body color pattern instantly separates our specimens from related, sympatric species such as Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802), Coelognathus helena helena (Daudin, 1802), Coronella brachyura (Gunther, 1866) and Liopeltis calamaria (Gunther, 1858).
Brachyura will be dealt with in the third part, volume 9C, which is now in preparation and foreseen for 2013.
Food habits of the Japanese sable Martes zibellina brachyura in eastern Hokkaido, Japan.