Portunus


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Noun1.Portunus - type genus of the family Portunidae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Portunidae, Portunidae - swimming crabs
English lady crab, Portunus puber - crab of the English coasts
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7), rock shrimp comprised 41% (29.0 kg/h) of the total catch, followed by grouped finfish at 12% (8.8 kg/h), dusky flounder, Syaciumpapillosum, at 11% (7.5 kg/h), inshore lizardfish, Synodus foetens, at 9% (6.6 kg/h), iridescent swimming crab, Portunus gibbesii, and invertebrates each at 6% (3.9 kg/h), crustaceans at 5% (3.7 kg/h), longspine swimming crab, Portunus spinicarpus, at 3% (1.8 kg/h), and debris at 2% (1.6 kg/h).
The proper name is "iridescent swimming crab" (Portunus gibbesii).
The blue swimming crab Portunus pelagicus, the mud crab Macropthalmus depressus and fiddler crabs Uca sp.
Such activity has a knock-on effect on the marine wildlife, predominantly the commercial swimming Portunus crab, sea bream, brown spotted grouper and subaity.
Determination of proximate composition and mineral contents of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) and swim crab (Portunus pelagicus) caught off the Gulf of Antalya.
spixii, among others), Decapoda (Litopenaeus sp., Alpheus sp., Portunus sp., Pinnixa sp.
Although it appears that the abundance of several other species (Portunus xantusii--Xantus' swimming crab, Paralabrax nebulifer--barred sand bass, Menticirrhus undulatas--California corbina, and Pleuronichthys coenosus--C-O turbot) may also be correlated with the 1997-98 El Nino event (Tables 1 and 2), we are not considering these as "new/uncommon species" because they are all regularly found in the local sandy nearshore environment.
The survival and growth performance of swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) juveniles have been reported to correlate with the DHA/EPA ratio in their diets, with both survival and growth decreasing as DHA/EPA ratio increases (Hu et al.
Cannibalism in juvenile blue swimmer crabs Portunus pelegicus (Linneaus, 1766): effects of body size, moult stage and refuge availability.
Annual catch and effort data were used to estimate the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) of Portunus spp.
Many studies have reported Zn contents in the muscle of shrimp species, including Penaeus merguiensis (40.20 g/g.dry.weight; Pourang and Amini, 2001), Metapenaeus affinis (46.05 g/g.dry.weight; Pourang and Amini, 2001), Portunus pelagicus (206 ppm/dry.weight; Al-Mohanna and Subrahmanyam, 2001) and penaeus semisulcatus (8.977 g/g.