Portunidae


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Related to Portunidae: swimming crab
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Noun1.Portunidae - swimming crabs
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Brachyura, suborder Brachyura - an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
swimming crab - marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming
genus Portunus, Portunus - type genus of the family Portunidae
genus Ovalipes, Ovalipes - a genus of Portunidae
Callinectes, genus Callinectes - New World blue crabs
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Ovarian maturation and oogenesis in the blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus (Decapoda: Portunidae).
Blue crabs are classified in the family Portunidae and exhibit an archetypal pattern of soft-female mating behavior (Jivoff et al.
(2006) Fisheries assessment of Callinectes arcuatus (Brachyura, Portunidae) in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.
Effects of unilateral eyestalk ablation on growth in juvenile bluecrabs Portunus pelagicus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Portunidae).
Brachyuran crabs belonging to family Grapsidae, Leucosiidae, Matutidae, Menippidae, Ocypodidae, Oziidae, Polybiidae, Porcellanidae, Portunidae, Sesarmidae and Xanthidae were recorded.
E., 2011: A new genus and new species of Portunidae Rafinesque, 1845 (Dacapoda, Brachyura) from the Colon Formation, Cuba.- Bull Mizunami Fossil Mus.
PREYS %N %M %FO IRI %IRI TELEOSTEI# 3.2# 43.5# 14.7# 686.5# 7.2# Bothidae (Bothus sp.) 0.0 1.7 0.3 0.4 - Unidentified teleosts 3.2 41.8 14.5 649.7 - CRUSTACEA# 92.9# 44.0# 65.0# 8,901.1# 92.8 Penaeidae 90.9 37.0 56.4 7,213.6 - Brachyura 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.2 - Portunidae 0.9 2.5 4.7 15.8 - Squillidae 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 - Unidentified crustaceans 1.0 4.1 3.2 16.3 - MOLLUSCA_CEPHALOPODA# 0.1# 0.5# 0.5# 0.3# <0.01# Unidentified cephalopods 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.3 - N%--numerical percentage; M%--mass percentage; FO%--frequency of occurrence percentage; IRI--index of relative importance; IRI%--percentage of IRI.
The androdioecious barnacle Octolasmis warwickii Gray, 1825 has two types of sexual expression (Yusa et al., 2010): 1) as a hermaphrodite, attached directly to a host crab (mainly of the family Portunidae), or 2) as a dwarf male, attached to the scutum of a large hermaphrodite, and maturing as male at smaller sizes than the hermaphrodites.
Pathology of shell disease in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, (Decapoda, Portunidae).