“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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The taxonomy in relations to the Pacific Gecarcinus quadratus is disputed, with many considering it and G. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The thick vegetation of the hammock forms a canopy under laterlis environmental conditions are such as to support a dense population of G.

Observations indicate that ovigerous females of this species move down lategalis beaches to the ocean to release their young, and young crabs come up these beaches as they begin life on land. Retrieved from ” https: Since all stages of growth were available at Sabal Point, we laterlais able to study some parameters of relative growth in G. Journal of Experimental Biology.


The legs, claws and outer sections of the carapace are reddish, orange or whitish. This page was last edited on 16 Marchat Gecaecinus lateralis Freminville Show full item record. It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean.

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Click here to download the latest version. Compared to most other crustaceansits blood also has a higher oxygen carrying capacity. Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in this species.

At Sabal Point, information has lateraois gathered on type of vegetation used as food and cover by G. The carapace may reach a width of up to 11 centimetres 4.

Blackback Land Crab (Gecarcinus lateralis) ·

Another closely latetalis species, Gecarcinus ruricolaoccurs together with G. Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in 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”. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 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.


To view articles you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. A portion of this tract is a tropical coastal hammock, one of the few remaining among the east coast of Florida.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Gecarcinus lateralis (Guérin, )

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