First record of bilateral hypertrophy in chelas of Uca rapax male specimen (Crustacea, Decapoda, Ocypodidae) on the Brazilian coastline

Carregando...
Imagem de Miniatura

Data

2015-04-08

Autores

Vale, Valéria Fonsêca
Alencar, Carlos Eduardo Rocha Duarte
Moraes, Sávio Arcanjo Santos Nascimento
Freire, Fúlvio Aurélio Morais [UNESP]

Título da Revista

ISSN da Revista

Título de Volume

Editor

Resumo

An adult male specimen of Uca rapax (Crustacea, Decapoda, Ocypodidae), containing bilaterally hypertrophied chelipeds, was found in the mangrove area of the Rio Grande do Norte state, north-eastern Brazil. The chelipeds are subequal in size and similar to the major cheliped of normal male specimens of Uca rapax. This paper is the first record of the aforementioned anomaly for the species from the Brazilian coastline.

Descrição

Palavras-chave

anomaly, fiddler crabs, super-males, symmetry

Como citar

Marine Biodiversity Records, v. 8.

Coleções