genus Callinectes


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Noun1.genus Callinectes - New World blue crabsgenus Callinectes - New World blue crabs      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Portunidae, Portunidae - swimming crabs
Callinectes sapidus, blue crab - bluish edible crab of Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America
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Norse and Fox-Norse (1982) proposed evolutionary relationships within the genus Callinectes with most of the members falling into two groups: the "danae" group, consisting of smaller, offshore dwelling species less tolerant of low salinity (including C.
Observation on the ecology and distribution of swimming crabs of the genus Callinectes (Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico.
This same difference between hemocyanins of Atlantic and Pacific species of the crab genus Callinectes was reported by Reese and Mangum (1994) (see their figure 2, panel 7) and appears to hold in published reports for other penaeid shrimp (Fig.
Among the species of the genus Callinectes, the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun 1986) is the most economically important in the Western Atlantic, especially in North America, with a rich literature available for the United States of America and Mexico (Millikin & Williams 1984, Prager et al.
Paul RGK (1977) Bionomies of crabs of the genus Callinectes (Portunidae) in the lagoon complex on the Mexican Pacific Coast.
Species of the genus Callinectes are widely distributed in the neotropics and subtropics (Norse, 1977; Williams, 1984) where they are a key resource in local fisheries (Ferrer-Montano, 1997; Fischer, 1978; Oesterling and Petrocci, 1995) and are important in trophic relations of fish and organisms of sandy and sandy-mud bottoms (Arnold, 1984; Lin, 1991), and in seagrass meadows (Orth and van Montfrans, 1987; Wilson et al.