“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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Retrieved from ” https: Gecxrcinus from the original PDF on Gecarcinus lateralis Freminville It also inhabits the Florida Keys and the islands of the Caribbean.

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Another closely related gecqrcinus, Gecarcinus ruricolaoccurs together with G. Click here to download the latest version. Here the crabs can be seen outside of their burrows during hours of daylight; such behavior is unusual in this species. Grapsoidea Terrestrial crustaceans Crustaceans described in Views Read Edit View history.

A photographic record of mating has been obtained.


The thick vegetation of the hammock forms a canopy under which environmental conditions are such as to support a dense population of G. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Some features of this site may not work without it. Since all stages of growth were available at Sabal Point, we were able to study some parameters of relative growth in G.

At Sabal Point, information has been gathered on type of vegetation used as gecarcinux and cover by G. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v.

Gecarcinus lateralis

Latwralis to most other crustaceansits blood also has a higher oxygen carrying capacity. 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.

Wikispecies has information related to Gecarcinus lateralis. The taxonomy in relations to the Pacific Gecarcinus quadratus is disputed, with many considering it and G. Show full item record. As suggested by the name blackback land crab, it has a large blackish spot, which, although the exact shape is variable, covers latealis large part of the central carapace “back”.


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Contact Us Lqteralis Feedback. 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.

The legs, claws and outer sections of the carapace are reddish, orange or whitish. This page was last edited on 16 Marchat Journal of Experimental Biology.

Blackback Land Crab (Gecarcinus lateralis) ·

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. A portion of this tract is a tropical coastal hammock, one of the few remaining among the east coast of Florida. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The carapace may reach a width of up to 11 centimetres 4.