semiterrestrial


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semiterrestrial

(sĕm′ē-tə-rĕs′trē-əl, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
Not growing or living entirely on land; partly terrestrial: a semiterrestrial crustacean.
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Sex dimorphism in size is especially marked in aquatic brachyurans than in semiterrestrial and terrestrial ones (Pinheiro & Fransozo, 1999).
Armases angustipes (Dana, 1852) is a semiterrestrial crab of the family Sesarmidae, and has a wide distribution.
Effects of salinity, temperature, and starvation on the larval development of Armases (=Sesarma) miersii (Rathbun, 1897), a semiterrestrial crab with abbreviated development (Decapoda: Grapsidae).
In view of Armases' semiterrestrial lifestyle in which it experiences soils that vary widely in water content and pore water salinity, its osmoregulatory abilities are likely excellent.
It is known that coloration patterns of semiterrestrial crabs are related to growth, seasonality, desiccation, or endogenous rhythms (Reid et al.
Cancrincolidae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) associated with land crabs: a semiterrestrial leaf of the ameirid tree.
The burrowing semiterrestrial crab Neohelice granulata is found in the intertidal zone of estuaries, salt marches, and mangroves.
Visual cues are often important for courtship in semiterrestrial species (Christy & Salmon 1984, Backwell et al.
Isopods of the semiterrestrial oniscid species Ligia exotica, which live on the seashore among pilings, beach fortifications, jetties, and rocks, usually not more than a few meters from the water's edge, lead a rather different life from that of wholly terrestrial isopods such as pill bugs.
In southwestern Atlantic mangrove areas, the most studied semiterrestrial burrowing crabs are the varunid Neohelice granulata (Dana, 1851), the grapsid Cyrtograpsus angulatus Dana, 1851, and the ocypodids Uca uruguayensis Nobili, 1901, and Uca rapax (Smith, 1870).
Starvation resistance in larvae of a semiterrestrial crab, Sesarma curacaoense (Decapoda, Grapsidae).