Velvet crab

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Related to Necora puber: Macropipus puber
(Zool.) a European crab (Portunus puber). When adult the black carapace is covered with a velvety pile. Called also lady crab, and velvet fiddler.

See also: Velvet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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However, Hepatus pudibundus (Herbst, 1785) (Reigada and Negreiros-Fransozo, 1999), Necora puber (Linnaeus, 1767) (Gonzalez-Gurriran and Freire, 1994) and Maja squinado (Herbst, 1788) (Sampedro et al., 1999), were not recorded for evident differences in maturity size between the sexes.
The results is in contrary to those obtained in studies of other crab species such as those of Perisesarma sp., Aegla neuquensis and Aegla riolimayana [18]; in Aeglidae [19]; in Liocarcinus depurator [20]; and in Portunus pelagicus [21]; Necora puber (L.) and Bathynectes maravigna (Costa) [22] and in many species of Decapoda [23]; [16,18, 24, 25,].
Sexual maturity in the velvet swimming crab Necora puber (Say, 1818) (Brachyura, Portunidae): morphometric and reproductive analysis.
(1994).Sexual maturity in the velvet swimming crab Necora puber (Brachyura, Portunidae): morphometric and reproductive analyses.
Varying abundances of dead man's fingers Alcyonium digitatum and the crabs; the spiny spider crab Maja squinado, the velvet swimming crab Necora puber, and the edible crab Cancer pagurus all contributed to differences along the north east-south west gradient between locations (Table 3).
Physiological effects of sustained exercise and fighting in swimming crabs, Necora puber (L.) (Brachyura, Portunidae)," Animal Behaviour, vol.
2007 Influence of C[O.sub.2] -related seawater acidification on extracellular acid-base balance in the velvet swimming crab Necora puber. Mar.
Reproductive ecology of the velvet swimming crab, Necora puber (Brachyura: Portunidae), at Plymouth.
Effects of changes in salinity on the apparent water permeability of three crab species: Carcinus maenas, Eriocheir sinensis, and Necora puber. J.
natalis expends much more energy in defending burrows than the aquatic crab Necora puber expends in a fight under laboratory conditions (Thorpe et al., 1995).
Size-fecundity relationships for Cancer pagurus and Necora puber in the Shetland Islands, Scotland: how is reproductive capacity facilitated?