“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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Gecarcinus lateralis – Wikipedia

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”. To view articles you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest yecarcinus. Wikispecies has information related to Gecarcinus lateralis. Views Read Edit View history. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The legs, claws and outer sections of the carapace are reddish, orange or whitish.

The taxonomy in relations to the Pacific Gecarcinus quadratus is disputed, with many considering it and G. 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 lareralis confusion with G. Archived from the original PDF on It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean.


Gecarcinus lateralis Freminville laterallis, Contact Us Send Feedback. Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in this species.

A portion of this tract is a tropical coastal hammock, one of the few remaining among the east coast of Florida. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in Retrieved laterakis ” https: 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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JavaScript is disabled for your browser. At Sabal Point, information has been gathered on type of vegetation used as food and cover by G. Some features of this site may not work without it. Another closely related species, Gecarcinus ruricolaoccurs together with G. Compared to most other crustaceansits blood also laterralis a higher oxygen carrying capacity. A photographic record of mating has been obtained.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The carapace may reach a width of up to 11 centimetres 4.

Gecarcinus lateralis

Journal of Experimental Biology. This page was last edited on 16 Marchat 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.

Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. The thick vegetation of the hammock forms a canopy under which environmental lxteralis are such as to support a dense population of G.

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