Portunidae


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Related to Portunidae: swimming crab
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Noun1.Portunidae - swimming crabs
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Brachyura, suborder Brachyura - an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
genus Portunus, Portunus - type genus of the family Portunidae
genus Ovalipes, Ovalipes - a genus of Portunidae
Callinectes, genus Callinectes - New World blue crabs
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The cancroid crabs of America of the families Euryalidae, Portunidae, Atelecyclidae, Cancridae, and Xanthidae.
The gastropods consisted of three species of the genus Cymatium, and the crabs belonged to three families: Portunidae, Xanthidae, and Majidae.
Seasonal variability in morphology of blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, megalopae and early juvenile stage crabs, and distinguishing characteristics among co-occurring Portunidae.
blainville were Crustacea (mainly Paguridae and Portunidae decapods), Teleostei (Soleidae), and to a lesser extent, Mollusca (mostly Cephalopoda), all of which (except Teleostei) denote the ability of this species to forage near the seabed, targeting preferentially benthic prey.
Portunidae Callinectes CASA sapidus Xanthidae Xanthidae spp.