Cancer irroratus


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Related to Cancer irroratus: Cancer borealis
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Noun1.Cancer irroratus - crab of eastern coast of North AmericaCancer irroratus - crab of eastern coast of North America
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Cancer, Cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae
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Predation behaviour of Cancer irroratus and Carcinus maenas during conspecific and heterospecific challenges.
Effectiveness of escape vent shape in traps for catching legal-sized lobster, Homarus americanus, and harvestable-sized crabs, Cancer borealis and Cancer irroratus.
Distribution and catch composition of Jonah crab, Cancer borealis, and rock crab, Cancer irroratus, near Boothbay Harbor.
The ontogenetic shift in diet with increasing size of lobsters was especially apparent for the three dominant food items: the contribution of bivalves and animal tissue (flesh) to volume of stomach contents decreased from the smallest lobsters (28% and 39%, respectively) to the largest lobsters (2% and 11%, respectively), whereas the reverse trend was seen for rock crab Cancer irroratus (7% in smallest lobsters to 53% in largest lobsters).
Effectiveness of escape vent shape in traps for catching legal size lobsters, Homarus americanus, and harvestable-sized crabs, Cancer borealis and Cancer irroratus.
The size-weight relationship of this species was similar, in value ranges, to that obtained for Cancer irroratus by Krouse (1972), although this author did not find differences between sexes as were found in the present study.
and rock crabs Cancer irroratus in coastal areas of Atlantic Canada), and dispersal of seeded scallops away from the culture site (Barbeau et al.
Predation experiments with two major scallop predators, the rock crab Cancer irroratus and the sea star Asterias vulgaris, were carried out on different substrate types.
KEY WORDS: predation, crab, Carcinus maenas, Cancer irroratus, starfish, Asterias vulgaris, snail, Euspira heros, aquaculture, bivalve

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