Porcelain crab

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(Zool.) any crab of the genus Porcellana and allied genera (family Porcellanidæ). They have a smooth, polished carapace.

See also: Porcelain

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But some, including the sunburst anemone, chocolate porcelain crab and the brittle star, appear to have stayed the course.
The role of carapace spines in the swimming behavior of porcelain crab zoeae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Porcellanidae).
Competency, settling behavior, and postsettlement aggregation by porcelain crab megalopae (Anomura: Porcellanidae).
Moreover, Pintor and Byers are studying whether common mud crabs in the Southeast might be developing a taste for the green porcelain crab, a relatively recently arrived invasive species.
Two patterns emerged from species-specific comparisons: (1) species found in live and articulated shell (e.g., flatback mud crab, green porcelain crab) might require shelter; and (2) species found in association with articulated, cleaned shell (i.e., frillfin goby) might use empty oyster boxes for spawning substrate.
We examined the following crabs: Nectocarcinus integrifons (Latreille) (red rock crab), Petrolisthes elongatus (Milne Edwards) (porcelain crab), Leptograpsus variegatus (Fabricius) (swift-footed shore crab), Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus) (green crab), Plagusia chabrus (Linnaeus) (speedy crab), and Nectocarcinus tuberculosus (Milne Edwards) (velvet crab).
The ratio of the porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus to the mud crab Eurypanopeus depressus (STENO:EURY) has also been suggested as a useful metric for assessing the effects of freshwater inflow on oyster-reef communities (Shirley et al.
Seasonal and latitudinal acclimatization of cardiac transcriptome responses to thermal stress in porcelain crabs, Petrolisthes cinctipes.
Predator and prey behavior can play a role in relationships between native and invasive species, as is the case with nonnative porcelain crabs in the southeastern United States, which are only consumed by small female (but not male) mud crabs (Pintor & Byers 2015).
He Xie-- hundreds of porcelain crabs that are installed on the floor-- is a depiction of a feast that he wanted to host when authorities placed him under house arrest as they threatened to dismantle his studio in Shanghai in 2010.
The title translates to "river crab," and it features thousands of porcelain crabs made in China's historic ceramic center, Jingdezhen, arranged in one corner of the museum.