Intertidal distribution and species composition of brachyuran crabs at two rocky shores in Central Portugal

@article{Flores2004IntertidalDA,
  title={Intertidal distribution and species composition of brachyuran crabs at two rocky shores in Central Portugal},
  author={Augusto A. V. Flores and Jos{\'e} Sim{\~a}o de Paula},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={449},
  pages={171-177}
}
The objectives of the present study are to describe and compare the brachyuran community of rocky shores within the Central Portuguese coast and to examine the zonation patterns of the most representative species. For this, randomly placed transects were surveyed to obtain crab counts according to microhabitat and intertidal level. Repeated sampling in two different shores during two different seasons provided spatial and temporal replication for zonation analyses. Seven species were registered… CONTINUE READING
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