Re: CRINCH! The Crab of the Day!
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Photo Credit: Andrey L. Gonchar.
CRINCH! #CrabOfTheDay for 08/19/2017: Hyas ursinus, or The ‘Pigeon Crab,‘ called ‘Kebukahikigani’ in Japanese, (ケブカヒキガニ) or The Russian Lyre Crab, is a family Oregoniidae/superfamily Majoidea subspecies of Hyas coarctatus. This North Western Atlantic species has found its way into colder pacific waters via arctic migration, and has been observed as far East as the North Pacific Sea Ranges, The Sea of Japan, and Shanghai. Differing from its parent taxa by the presence of two posterodorsal spines on its carapace, Pigeon Crabs are caught in fishing nets infrequently, but not rarely.
http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php? ... &id=442168
http://www.godac.jamstec.go.jp/bismal/e ... ew/9040288
Photo Credit: Joel Sartore.
CRINCH! #CrabOfTheDay for 08/20/2017: Minuca virens, or The Green-Banded Fiddler Crab, (formerly Uca virens) is a species of family Ocypodidae shore crab found in the Western Atlantic: from Mississippi to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Named for the Olive Green band across its 'shoulders' and rear carapace, this crab was previously synonymous with Uca rapax, leading to some taxonomic uncertainty. In 1968, the differentiation was made official by M. Salmon & S. P. Atsaides, contributing to the American Journal of Zoology.
http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php? ... &id=955273
https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/ ... 60746#null