“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

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. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Show full item record. Another closely related species, Gecarcinus ruricolaoccurs together with G.

It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean. Wikispecies has information related to Gecarcinus lateralis. A photographic record of mating has been obtained.


Since all stages of growth were available at Sabal Point, we were able to study some parameters of relative growth in G. Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in this species. Compared to most other crustaceansits blood also has a higher oxygen carrying capacity. A portion of this tract is gecarcinud tropical coastal hammock, one of the few remaining among the east coast of Florida. Views Read Edit View history.

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

Contact Us Send Feedback. Journal of Experimental Biology. To view articles you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. At Sabal Point, information has gecacrinus gathered on type of vegetation used as food and cover by G. 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 lageralis.


JavaScript is disabled for your browser. The thick vegetation of the hammock forms a canopy under which environmental conditions are such as to support a dense population of G.

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Retrieved from ” https: The carapace may reach a width of up to 11 centimetres 4. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gecarcinus lateralis Freminville This page was last edited on 16 Marchat 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.

Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original PDF on

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