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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Seasonal and latitudinal acclimatization of cardiac transcriptome responses to thermal stress in porcelain crabs, Petrolisthes cinctipes.
Testing the role of malemale competition in the evolution of sexual dimorphism: a comparison between two species of porcelain crabs. Biol.
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).
"You would expect heat-tolerant organisms to be the most resilient to global warming, but it turns out they may have a harder time surviving as their habitat temperatures increase." Moreover, a half-degree jump in the Earth's temperature could be enough to wipe out countless porcelain crabs.
Porcelain crabs (Porcellanidae) and pea crabs (Pinnixa spp.) were the only decapod crustaceans found exclusively in the fall; no decapod crustaceans were found exclusively in the spring (Table 3).
In agreement with recent studies of porcelain crabs (genus Petrolisthes) from subtidal and intertidal habitats (Stillman and Somero, 1996, 2000; Stillman, 2003), the low- to mid-intertidal species T.
Testing the role of male-male competition in the evolution of sexual dimorphism: a comparison between two species of porcelain crabs. Biol.