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Citing the recent discovery of a major colony of King crabs near Antarctica, some global warming alarmists theorize that rising temperatures have allowed the crabs to claim territory that was previously uninhabitable. According to a new review, the crabs are not newly established settlers; they've been there all along.
A new species of crab found along the Belize Barrier Reef has been named in honor of the scientist who discovered it.
Olfaction in land crabs is still in an early transitional stage between life in water and on land
Researchers have found that a species invasion that starts at the upstream edge of its range may have a major advantage over downstream competitors, at least in environments with a strong prevailing direction of water or wind currents.
Global warming is the most likely cause of a growing number of king crabs that have been marching along the sea floor toward West Antarctica.
University of Florida researchers have described a new species of land crab that documents the first crab extinction during the human era.
Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings.
Previously unknown group behaviors lead to better housing for all.
Sally Hall, a PhD student at the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) has formally described four new species of king crab, all from the deep sea.
Two thirds of all different species of freshwater crabs are at risk of becoming extinct, says a new survey.
Profilicollis is a genus of acanthocephalan parasites that are found in crustaceans and shorebirds. Profilicollis parasites use decapod crustaceans as intermediate hosts and species of shorebirds as definitive hosts. The parasite first develops in mole crabs of North and South America. After it infects a mole crab, it becomes dormant until the crab is eaten by a suitable bird, such as a Surf scoter or Herring Gull. Once the parasite has passed through the stomach of the bird, it develops...
The Ruggie (Coenobita rugosus), is a species of land hermit crab native to Australia and the east African coast to the southwest Pacific. The Ruggie has four walking legs, a small pincer, a large pincer, and antennae. When threatened it is able to make a 'chirping' sound by rubbing its large pincer against its shell as a way to deter predators. They vary in color depending on nutritional intake and common colors include green, brown and tan; but black, white, pink, and blue have also been...
The Halloween Crab (Gecarcinus quadratus or Gercarcinus ruricola), also known as the moon crab, should not be confused with the Halloween hermit crab. They dig burrows in rainforest habitat and are native to Central America. It lives in the forest at least some of its adult life. They have lungs that need to be moist all the time. If not, they could dry out and die. The Halloween crab is very territorial and will fight back if threatened. Photo Copyright and Credit
The Ecuadorian Hermit Crab (Coenobita compressus), also known as the Pacific hermit crab is a species of land hermit crab commonly sold in the United States as a pet, along with the Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus). It is a member of the phylum Arthropoda and the class Malacostraca. Native to Ecuador and Chile, these hermit crabs live on the Pacific seashore around the tidal pools and high-tide zone. Their bodies have adapted to this seashore existence and are able to metabolize...
The Strawberry Land Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus), is a species of terrestrial hermit crab. They are native to the Indo-Pacific region, specifically Madagascar, Japan, and Australia and in other areas around the Red Sea and the Pacific. However, they have spread to other Atlantic regions because humans have brought them there. Still, they have a harder time surviving on Cape Cod (Massachusetts) than they do in Kapiti Island (a small island off the coast of Paraparaumu, New Zealand)....
- Growing in low tufty patches.