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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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Trophic group D (market squid and surf smelt [Hypomesus pretiosus] had the most diverse diet of all nekton: mixed species of crustacean zooplankton (brachyuran larvae, euphausiids, hyperiid amphipods) accounted for most of the diet by wet weight.
The increase in the transparency of the water in the dry season is primarily responsible for improving the visibility of brachyuran crabs and optimizing their antipredator defenses, causing a decrease in the feeding activity of S.
Patterns of temporal occurrence of brachyuran crab larvae at Saco mangrove creek, Inhaca Island (South Mozambique): implications for flux and recruitment.
During the rapid downstroke of the antennule flick of a variety of malacostracans, the aesthetascs operate at Re's of approximately 1 ; and during the slower return stroke, the aesthetascs operate at Re's of about 0.1 (stomatopod Gonodactylus mutatus: Mead et al., 1999; spiny lobsters of various species: Goldman and Koehl, 2001; Goldman and Patek, 2002; brachyuran crab Hemigrapsis oregonensis: Waldrop, 2013).
The strong chelar growth in brachyuran male makes the reproductive behavioral display efficient, because they use it to manipulate the female during mating as well, and male with large chelae has an advantage in partner selection especially in semi terrestrial and terrestrial crabs, where visual and tactile stimuli are most important for couple formation (Pinheiro and Fransozo, 1999; Goes et al., 2000).
For this reason, this paper reports the species richness, abundance and distribution of brachyuran and anomuran crabs found inhabiting the rocky coast of the bays located to the north and south of this island as an attempt to broaden the ecological knowledge of these taxonomical groups in the island.
Significance of the sexual openings and supplementary structures on the phylogeny of brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura), with new nomina for higher-ranked podotreme taxa.
On Bogue Banks, in North Carolina, Arenaeus cribrarius ranked as the most important brachyuran in a high-wave-energy sandy beach (Leber, 1982).
Anomuran and brachyuran crabs of Costa Rica: Annotated list of species.
A total of 3,156 anomuran and brachyuran individuals was collected, comprising 14 decapod species (7 Anomura and 7 Brachyura); 11 species were collected in both regions.