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Significance of the sexual openings and supplementary structures on the phylogeny of brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura), with new nomina for higher-ranked podotreme taxa.
The penial area proves to be an essential diagnostic feature in Brachyura, with a value comparable to that of the gonopods, and trends towards the coxo-sternal condition are exemplified by multistate characters, varying from a shallow depression to a long groove along expanded sternites 7 and 8, and ultimately their complete, extended junction typifying the most derived coXo-Sternal condition.
A reappraisal of the family Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) and revision of the subfamily Goneplacinae, with the description of 10 new genera and 18 new species
Tous les genres de cette sous-famille des Goneplacinae ne se trouvent que dans la region de l'Indo-Ouest Pacifique (ainsi that dans des regions temperees voisines), a l'exception de Goneplax essentiellement present dans l'Atlantique et the mer Mediterranee.
Crustacea Decapoda : A revision of the Indo-west Pacific species of palicid crabs (Brachyura Palicidae)
La taxonomie des crabes de la famille Palicidae Bouvier, 1898, provenant de l'Indo-ouest Pacifique est revisee, la presente etude reconnait deux sous-familles, dix genres and 43 especes.
Phylogeny and systematics of the Trapeziidae Miers, 1886 (Crustacea: Brachyura), with the description of a new family
A revision of the family Trapeziidae Miers, 1886, has shown that it consists of three clades, one of which is elevated to family status, Tetraliidae fam. nov., for the genera Tetralia Dana, 1851, and
Trapeziid crabs (Brachyura : Xanthoidea : Trapeziidae) of New Caledonia, eastern Australia, and the Coral Sea
An examination of extensive collections made in New Caledonia and nearby islands by the ORSTOM Center in Nouméa, New Caledonia, of collections kept at various museums, and collections of live
Movements between coral colonies in Trapezia ferruginea (Crustacea: Brachyura), an obligate symbiont of scleractinian corals
  • P. Castro
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 26 November 1978
Analysis of movements in crabs randomly distributed among randomized Pocillopora damicornis colonies under laboratory conditions showed that after 6 days there was a significant increase in the number of heterosexual pairs and a significant correlation between the number and the size of colonies.
Crabs of the subfamily Ethusinae Guinot, 1977 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Dorippidae) of the Indo-West Pacific region
Les crabes de la sous-famille Ethusinae Guinot, 1977, famille Dorippidae MacLeay, 1838, se trouvent pour la plupart dans des eaux profondes et sont rarement recoltes. Pour se camoufler, ils portent
Catalog of the anomuran and brachyuran crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura, Brachyura) of the Hawaiian Islands
  • P. Castro
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 8 July 2011
The Hawaiian crab fauna shows a predominance of wide ranging Indo-West Pacific species, some degree of endemicity, but it is much impoverished in terms of total number of species when compared with the Crab fauna of the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, regarded as a center of diversification for many marine taxa.
Brachyuran Crabs Symbiotic with Scleractinian Corals : A R eview of their Biology
The brachyuran crabs constitute one of tb.e most diverse components of coral reef communities. Serene (1972) has estimated that more than 500 of approximately 2,000 species of Indo-West Pacific