Classification, Biodiversity and Conservation of Marine Crabs

Josileen, Jose (2015) Classification, Biodiversity and Conservation of Marine Crabs. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    One of the best known and most intensely studied groups is the true crabs of the infraorder Brachyura. Brachyuran crabs belong to the Order Decapoda, the most diverse group of crustaceans alive today (Ng et al., 2008).The known size of crabs now ranges from a maximum leg span of approximately 4 m in the giant Japanese spider crab Macrocheira kaempferi and a maximum Carapace width of 46 cm in the giant Tasmanian crab Pseudocarcinus gigas (as cited in Schmitt, 1965) to a minimum of 1.5 mm across the Carapace for a mature ovigerous female pinnotherid, Nannotheres moorei, the smallest known species of crab (Manning and Felder, 1996).

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Classification; Biodiversity; Conservation; Marine Crabs
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Conservation
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 06:06
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:01
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10418

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