Pinnotheres


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Noun1.Pinnotheres - type genus of the family Pinnotheridae: pea crabsPinnotheres - type genus of the family Pinnotheridae: pea crabs
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Pinnotheridae, Pinnotheridae - tiny soft-bodied crabs
pea crab - tiny soft-bodied crab living commensally in the mantles of certain bivalve mollusks
oyster crab, Pinnotheres ostreum - tiny soft-bodied crab living within the mantle cavity of oysters
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The blue mussel Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus, 1758), which harbored Pinnotheres maculatus (Say, 1818) [now Tumidotheres maculatus (Campos 1989)] had decreased oxygen consumption and filtration rates in comparison with noninfested individuals (Bierbaum & Shumway 1988).
Along the Atlantic coast, many oysters have the commensal pea crab, Pinnotheres ostreum (Fig.
In addition, Mytilus species have been found to be differentially susceptible to parasitism, with the 2 parasites the pea crab Pinnotheres pisum and the trematode parasite Prosorhynchus squamatus reported to infect M.
herbstii, Pinnotheres ostreum (Say, 1817), and Petrolisthes armatus (Gibbes, 1850) were observed in sampling units during May 2005 and July 2005.
pea crabs Pinnotheres ostreum, and Haplosporidium nelsoni (Cheng 1996).
Motile species Phylum Species Name Common Name Arthropoda Hexapanopeus angustifrons Narrow mud crab Limulus polyphemus Horseshoe crab Neopanope sayi Say's mud crab Pinnotheres ostreum Oyster pea crab Mollusca Aplysia brasiliana Sooty sea hare Busycon contrarium Lightening whelk Busycon spiratum Pear whelk Fasciolaria hunteria Banded tulip Fasciolaria mlipa True tulip Melongena corona Crown conch Pleuroploca gigantean Florida horse conch Polinices duplicates Atlantic moon snail Chordata Svmphurus plagiusa Blackcheek tonguefish TABLE 3.
KEY WORDS: Crassostrea virginica, Sapelo Island, condition index, parasitism, tidal exposure, Pinnotheres, pea crab