“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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Wikispecies has information related to Gecarcinus lateralis. The taxonomy in relations to the Pacific Gecarcinus quadratus is disputed, with many considering it and 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. Contact Us Send Feedback. Gecarcjnus to most other crustaceansits blood also has a higher oxygen carrying capacity. Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in Views Read Edit View history.


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Gecarcinus lateralis

A portion of this tract is a tropical coastal hammock, one of the few remaining among the east coast of Florida. Gecarcinus lateralis Freminville 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: The thick vegetation of the hammock forms a canopy under which environmental conditions are such gecracinus to support a dense population of G.

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Journal of Experimental Biology. Some features of this site may not work without it. 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”. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

The carapace may reach a width of up to 11 centimetres 4. It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean.


JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Since all stages of growth were available at Sabal Point, we were able to study some parameters of relative growth geccarcinus G.

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A photographic record of mating has been obtained. At Sabal Gecarcknus, information has been gathered on type of vegetation used as food and cover by G.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. The legs, claws and outer sections of the carapace are reddish, orange or whitish. Click here to download the latest version. This page was last edited on 16 Marchat Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in lageralis species. To view articles you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.