“Studies on the behavior of the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis (Fréminville, ) were made on a tract of land at Sabal Point, just north of Boca Raton Inlet. Gecarcinus lateralis (Guérin, ). Accessed at: ?p=taxdetails&id= on Taxonomic edit history. Gecarcinus lateralis: land crab: Gecarcinus lateralis, occurring from Bermuda to Guyana, is 9 cm wide. Like Cardisoma, it may live a considerable distance from.
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This page was last edited on 16 Marchat The thick vegetation of the hammock forms a canopy under which environmental conditions are such as to support a dense population of G.
Observations indicate that ovigerous females of this species move down the beaches to the ocean to release their young, and young crabs come up these beaches as they begin life on land. Another closely related species, Gecarcinus ruricolaoccurs together with G.
Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. Retrieved from ” https: Some features of this site may not work without it. Wikispecies has information related to Gecarcinus lateralis.
Gecarcinus lateralisalso known by the common names blackback land crabBermuda land crabred land crab leading to easy confusion with Gecarcoidea natalis and moon crab leading to easy confusion with G.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A photographic record of mating has been obtained. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The taxonomy in relations to the Pacific Gecarcinus quadratus is disputed, with many considering it and G.
Blackback Land Crab (Gecarcinus lateralis) ·
To view articles you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. At Sabal Point, information has been gathered on type of vegetation used as food and cover by G. It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean.
Compared to most other crustaceansits blood also has a higher oxygen carrying capacity. Gecarcinus lateralis Freminville Show full item record.
Archived from the lteralis PDF on Click here to download the latest version. Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in this species. Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in Since all stages of growth were available at Sabal Point, we were able to study some parameters of relative growth in G. Journal gecaecinus Experimental Biology.
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