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

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The highest occurring temperate porcelain crab had ABTs for heart function that essentially coincided with the highest body temperatures it encounters in the field, and it had a lower ability to increase ABT during warm acclimation.
Costs and gains of porcelain crab suspension feeding in different flow conditions.
along with the porcelain crab Petrolisthes armatus and the snapping shrimp Alpheus heterochaelis comprising 84% to 94% of the samples by number.
Certainly, the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes, which occupies a similar niche, may be exposed to temperatures under rocks in excess of 20[degrees]C (Stillman and Somero, 1996).
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.
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.
It is therefore unlikely that the closure behavior observed here is the result of the crabs becoming incapacitated due to osmotic water onload (Prosser and Brown, 1961; Norfolk, 1978; Mantel and Farmer, 1983), as occurs in porcelain crabs (Davenport, 1972).
Moreover, a half-degree jump in the Earth's temperature could be enough to wipe out countless porcelain crabs.