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brachyuran

(brăk′ē-yo͝or′ən)
n.
Any of various decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura; a crab.

brach′y·u′ran, brach′y·u′rous (-yo͝or′əs) adj.
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Garth JS (1992) The brachyuran crabs of the Revillagigedo Islands, Colima, Mexico, with remarks on Insular Endemism in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
Brachyuran crabs belong to the Order Decapoda, the most diverse group of crustaceans alive today.
Patterns of temporal occurrence of brachyuran crab larvae at Saco mangrove creek, Inhaca Island (South Mozambique): implications for flux and recruitment.
Paul R, Hendrickx ME, van der Heiden (1981) Range extensions of three species of brachyuran crabs on the Pacific coast of America.
Unlike studies of brachyuran crabs, short-term responses of keystone predators of the rocky intertidal zone had not been tested.
Larval release in brachyuran crustaceans: functional similarity of peptide pheromone receptor and catalytic site of trypsin.
According to Anger (2006), several physical and chemical signals can effectively stimulate or prevent the establishment of brachyuran larvae, such as structural features of the bottom, salinity, light, water currents, water vibrations and odor, substratum, predators, foods, commensals, and adults of the same species.
The low frequency of egg-bearer females throughout the study period was also observed to this species (Silva & Oshiro 2002, Cobo & Fransozo 2003), and is not an uncommon result among brachyuran crabs (Seiple & Salmon 1987, Mantelatto & Fransozo 1997, Negreiros-Fransozo et al.
The increased space available for yolk accumulation in the body cavity of larger females may explain this positive relationship, as proposed by Hines (1982) for brachyuran crabs.
The fiddler crab genus Uca is a well-known group of brachyuran crabs, characterized by having strong sexual dimorphism and male asymmetry (Rosenberg, 2001).
The brachyuran crab genus Carcinus consists of two species, Carcinus maenas Linnaeus, 1758 and Carcinus aestuarii Nardo, 1847.