Crabs: Global Diversity, Behavior and Environmental Threats


Claude Ardovini (Editor)

Series: Fish, Fishing and Fisheries
BISAC: SCI070020

Crustaceans, such as crabs, provide a high quality protein and omega 3 fatty acids that provide potential health benefits. Crabs have commercial importance worldwide constituting one of the main fishing resources. For this reason, in the last 30 years, Crab aquaculture has been identified as an emerging aquaculture sector with significant potential.

In conjunction with the growth of these industries, there was an increase in the study of the diseases. This book discusses the diseases and factors that cause diseases in crabs. It also discusses population ecology of mangrove crabs in Brazil; behavioral repertoire and substrate choice of the freshwater crabs; intracohort cannibalism of the mud crab; biodiversity of Venezuelan brachyuran crabs; alien crabs in the Mediterranean Sea; and the evolution of mangrove crabs distribution in the Atlantic coast of Cameroon. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Shell Disease in Crabs (pp. 1-18)
Monique Mancuso (Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC) – National Research Council (CNR), Italy)

Chapter 2 – Population Ecology of Mangrove Crabs in Brazil: Sesarmid and Fiddler Crabs (pp. 19-56)
Felipe Bezerra Ribeiro and Luis Ernesto Arruda Bezerra (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3 – Behavioral Repertoire and Substrate Choice of the Freshwater Crab Dilocarcinus pagei Stimpson, 1861 (Decapoda, Trichodactylidae) (pp. 57-74)
Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna, Dayane Rodrigues Andrade, Timóteo Tadashi Watanabe and Gustavo Yomar Hattori (Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET). Grupo de Pesquisa em Biologia e Produção de Organismos Aquáticos Amazônicos, Brazil)

Chapter 4 – Intracohort Cannibalism of the Mud Crab, Scylla paramamosain, Megalopae: Mechanism, Dynamics and Adaptive Significance (pp. 75-90)
Xuelei Chen, Si Chen, Xueli Zhang and Guizhong Wang (College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, China)

Chapter 5 – Biodiversity of Venezuelan Brachyuran Crabs (pp. 91-100)
Carlos Lira and Juan Bolaños (Universidad de Oriente, Núcleo Nueva Esparta. Grupo de Investigación en Carcinología (GICUDONE). Escuela de Ciencias Aplicadas de Mar. Calle Principal – La Marina, Boca del Río, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela)

Chapter 6 – Alien Crabs in the Mediterranean Sea: Current Status and Perspectives (pp. 101-160)
Dimitris Klaoudatos and Kostas Kapiris (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources, Athens-Sounio, Mavro Lithari, Anavissos, Attica, Greece)

Chapter 7 – Evolution of Mangrove Crabs Distribution in the Atlantic Coast of Cameroon (pp. 161-180)
Ndongo Din, Vanessa Maxemilie Ngo-Massou, Ernest Kottè-Mapoko, Marie Christine Essoh Mongo and Guillaume Léopold Essomè-Koum (Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, the University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon)



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