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land crab

n.
Any of various terrestrial crabs of the family Gecarcinidae of tropical regions, having a large squarish body.
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land crab

n
(Animals) any of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life
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Inicialmente, Ucides occidentalis consto en la familia Gecarcinidae (MacLeay 1838) por su similitud morfologica con generos de esa familia como Cardisoma (Latreille in Latreille, Le Peletier, Serville & Guerin 1828), (Ng et al.
It is worthy to note that this indicator of male maturation should be used with caution as some brachyuran species such as Cardisoma guanhumi (Latrcillc in Latreille, Le Peletier, Serville & Guerin, 1828) (Brachyura: Gecarcinidae) (Shinozaki-Mendes et al.
Reproduction of Epigrapsus notatus (Brachyura: Gecarcinidae) in Taiwan.
Histochemical study of the ovarian development of the blue land crab Cardisoma guanhumi (Crustacea: Gecarcinidae).
Observations on sound production by two species of crabs from Panama (Decapoda, Gecarcinidae and Pseudothelphusidae).
The Grapsidae, Gecarcinidae and Palicidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) of the Red Sea.
Rathbun, 1900) Ocypode Cuadrata (Fabricius, 1787) Gecarcinidae Cardisoma Guanhumi (Lateille, 1828) Callapidae Paracyclois Atlantis (Chace, 1939) Carpilidae Carpilius Coralinus (J.F.W Herbst, 1783) Familia Nombre comun Portunidae Jaiba manchada Jaiba azul Jaiba roja Grapsidae Cangrejo de piedra Cangrejo rojo Ocypodidae Violinista Fantasma Gecarcinidae Cangrejo azul, muelon Callapidae Cangrejo rey Carpilidae Rojo de fondo Tabla 3.