Status of the population structure of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Decapoda: Ocypodidae) on the Piraquê-açu River estuary, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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Conti, Rita de Cássia; Nalesso, Rosebel Cunha;
  • Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
  • Journal: Brazilian Journal of Oceanography (issn: 1679-8759, eissn: 1982-436X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S1679-87592010000200001
  • Subject: caranguejo de mangue | intertidal distribution | gradiente estuarino de salinidade | GC1-1581 | mangrove crab | manguezais brasileiros | Oceanography | Brazilian mangrove forests | estuarine salinity gradient | distribuição no entremarés

The land crab Ucides cordatus is a keystone species of neotropical mangrove forests and an important resource of the artisanal fisheries. The spatial and temporal distribution of U. cordatus in the mangrove area of the Piraquê-açu river estuary was determined following ... View more