“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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Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in this species.
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At Sabal Point, information has been gathered on type of vegetation used gecarcinue food and cover by G. As suggested by the name blackback land crab, it has a large blackish spot, which, although the exact shape is variable, covers a large part of the central carapace “back”. A portion of this tract is a tropical coastal hammock, one of the few remaining among the east coast of Florida.
Since all stages of growth were available at Sabal Point, we were able to study some parameters of relative growth in G.
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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Gecarcinus lateralis Freminvillegecarcinud This page was last edited on 16 Marchat A photographic record of mating has been obtained. Wikispecies has information related to Gecarcinus lateralis. Archived from the original PDF on Some features of this site may not work without it. Journal of Experimental Biology.
Views Read Edit View history. Show full item record. Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in The legs, claws and outer sections of the carapace are reddish, orange or whitish.
Retrieved from ” https: It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean. The taxonomy in relations to the Pacific Gecarcinus quadratus is disputed, with many considering it and G.
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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. The carapace may reach a width of up to 11 centimetres alteralis.
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