EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,517,315
Abstracts:
29,339,501
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

The diagnostic value of gastric mill structure as taxonomic character on the classification of crabs brachyura crustacea



The diagnostic value of gastric mill structure as taxonomic character on the classification of crabs brachyura crustacea



Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 11(2): 151-159



Based on the comparative anatomy of the gastor of 51 species belonging to 13 families of Brachyura, the author suggested that the character of gastric mill's structure can be used as a useful taxonomic character on the classification of crabs. The character is difference in morphological structure on urocardiac, zygocardiac and pterocardiac ossicles of the gastric mill which are constant for all member of a given family, genus or species. The structure of the gastric mill, furthermore, is related to adaptation to food. So the present paper evaluates the taxonomic character both on the morphological and the functional aspects and demonstrates the theoretical and practical value of the gastric mill's structure on the diagnosis of the species and the definition of genera and families.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service: $29.90)

Accession: 006628697

Download citation: RISBibTeXText



Related references

The diagnostic value of gastric mill's construction as taxonomic character on the classification of crabs (Brachyura: Crustacea). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 112: 151-159, 1986

On the structure and mechanism of the gastric mill in Decapoda I The structure of the gastric mill in Paratelphusa guerini II A comparative account of the gastric mill in Brachyura III Structure of the gastric mill in Ano-mura IV Structure of the gastric mill in reptantous Macrura. 1934

Folk classification of the crabs and swimming crabs (Crustacea-Brachyura) of the Mamanguape river estuary, Northeastern-Brazil. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5(): 22-22, 2009

Classification and geographical distribution of korean crabs crustacea decapoda brachyura. Proceedings of the College of Natural Sciences (Seoul) 7(1): 133-160, 1982

On the structure and mechanism of the gastric mill in Decapoda. II. A comparative account of the gastric mill in Brachyura. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 1B 359-375, 1935

Classification and evolution of sound production in ocypodid and grapsid crabs crustacea brachyura. Zeitschrift Fuer Zoologische Systematik Und Evolutionsforschung: 300-316, 1975

Taxonomic revision of the wide-front fiddler crabs of the Uca lactea group Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura Ocypodidae in the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa 2500 (9 Jun): 1-38, 2010

Three new portunid crabs Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura from French Polynesia Trois Portunidae Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura nouveaux de Polynesie francaise. Zoosystema, 242: 385-399, 2002

Crabs of coastal lagoons in the southwestern Atlantic 25-41S Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura Cangrejos estuariales del Atlantico sudoccidental 25-41S Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura. Investigaciones Marinas Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, 25: 105-120, 1997

Evolutionary history of true crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) and the origin of freshwater crabs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31(5): 1173-1187, 2014

Studies on decapod Crustacea from the Indian River region of Florida.7. A field character for rapid identification of the swimming crabs Callinectes ornatus Ordiray, 1863 and C. similis Williams, 1966 (Brachyura: Portunidae). Northeast Gulf Sci, 12: 119-123, 1977

Crabs of North and Northeastern Brazil collected during the REVIZEE Program Oceanographic Surveys Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura Caranguejos coletados no Norte e Nordeste do Brasil durante o programa REVIZEE Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura. Boletim Tecnico Cientifico do CEPENE: 111: 117-144, 2003

Brachyuran crabs Crustacea Brachyura Majoidea Parthenopoidea of the Mexican Pacific Los cangrejos braquiuros Crustacea Brachyura Majoidea y Parthenopoidea del Pacifico mexicano. Unknown, 1999

Studies on decapod crustacea from the indian river region of florida part 7 a field character for rapid identification of the swimming crabs callinectes ornatus and callinectes similis brachyura portunidae. Northeast Gulf Science 1(2): 119-123, 1977

Functional morphology and taxonomic significance of a novel cuticular structure in Cretaceous Raninid crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura: Raninidae). Journal of Paleontology 76(3): 472-485, 2002