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By Warren W. Burggren (editor), Brian R. McMahon (editor)

ISBN-10: 051175342X

ISBN-13: 9780511753428

ISBN-10: 0521112923

ISBN-13: 9780521112925

ISBN-10: 0521306906

ISBN-13: 9780521306904

Curiosity in land crabs has burgeoned as biologists have more and more curious about the evolution of terrestriality. earlier than the ebook of this quantity in 1988, there were no unmarried entire resource of knowledge to serve biologists attracted to the varied elements of terrestrial decapod crustacean. Biology of the Land Crabs was once the 1st synthesis of contemporary and original findings on brachyuran and anomuran crustaceans that experience advanced various levels of edition for all times on land. Chapters by way of top researchers take a coordinated evolutionary and comparative method of systematics and evolution, ecology, behaviour, replica, progress and molting, ion and water stability, respiratory and movement, and energetics and locomotion. every one discusses how terrestrial species became tailored from ancestral freshwater or marine kinds. With its huge bibliography and complete index, together with the normal historical past of approximately 80 species of brachyuran and anomuran crabs, Biology of the Land Crabs will remain a useful reference for researchers and complex scholars.

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During low tide they either shelter beneath stones or remain buried in the substrate. ) (see Flower, 1931), and in the laboratory it will survive in moist air for over 10 days (Crothers, 1968; Taylor and Butler, 1978). F. Xanthidae This very large family is represented by a great diversity of intertidal species, but like the portunids, almost all of them are active only when immersed, and are well hidden at low tide. There are some exceptions though, with the best documented being species of Eriphia.

Geosesarma. The genus Geosesarma de Man has been redefined by Serene and Soh (1970), who list 23 species, though they suggest that the inclusion of some of these is uncertain. They are small crabs, with carapace widths generally not much over 10 mm. This, together with their cryptic nature, accounts for the paucity of data. All species except G. maculatum produce small numbers of large eggs, and most are amphibious or terrestrial, often living far from water (Lam, 1969). The genus is distributed in the region of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands, with most species having limited distributions.

8B), thus giving the crab an exceptional grip on the trees. There are a variety of crabs that climb trees occasionally (von Hagen, 1977), but Aratus is the only one to do so on such a regular basis. The larvae have a normal planktonic existence in the sea. In A. pisonii the young stages frequent the lowest parts of the trees or hide in litter on the mangrove floor, but the larger crabs spend most of their time in the upper parts of the trees well clear of the water. Crabs are seen entering and leaving the water regularly, and when alarmed will leap into the water where they swim rapidly to the mangrove roots.

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