Burrow architectural types of the Atlantic ghost crab , Ocypode quadrata ( Fabricius , 1787 ) ( Brachyura : Ocypodidae ) , in Brazil

  title={Burrow architectural types of the Atlantic ghost crab , Ocypode quadrata ( Fabricius , 1787 ) ( Brachyura : Ocypodidae ) , in Brazil},
  author={Willian T A F Silva and Tereza Cristina dos Santos Calado},
A broad range of aspects from paleontology to physiology of the ghost crabs Ocypode quadrata have been studied worldwide. These crabs have been used as ecological indicators of the levels of anthropogenic impacts on sandy beaches. Our aim is to report the variety of burrow architecture types constructed by ghost crabs Ocypode quadrata on beaches of Maceió, Brazil. We found 20 types of burrows that differ in shape (number of axes, number of openings, orientation of blind end, number of branches… CONTINUE READING

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