Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

 The carapace of Liocarcinus arcuatus is as long as it is broad (up to 30 mm in length and 30 mm in breadth), with 5 sharp teeth posterior to the eyes on each side. The frontal margin between the eyes is hairy and without teeth. The carapace is gently convex with minute transverse ridges. It is brown in colour and the limbs are somewhat paler.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 123 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 51
  Temperature range (°C): 7.556 - 15.419
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.267 - 7.121
  Salinity (PPS): 18.622 - 38.605
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.576 - 6.427
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.546
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.583 - 28.168

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 51

Temperature range (°C): 7.556 - 15.419

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.267 - 7.121

Salinity (PPS): 18.622 - 38.605

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.576 - 6.427

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.546

Silicate (umol/l): 1.583 - 28.168
 
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 Found on mixed sandy substrata from the shallow sublittoral to offshore (2-108 m).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Liocarcinus navigator

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Liocarcinus navigator

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Liocarcinus navigator

Liocarcinus navigator is a species of crab in the family Portunidae.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species is found chiefly around the British Isles; its range covers the north-east Atlantic Ocean, including the North Sea as far north as Trøndelag in Norway, and as far south as Mauritania, and it also occurs in the Mediterranean Sea.[3][4]

Description[edit]

Liocarcinus navigator has a dark brown carapace approximately 33 millimetres (1.3 in) wide,[3] with lighter pereiopods.[5] The frontal margin of the carapace, between the eyes, has a fringe of hair but no spines.[3][5]

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognised:[1]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peter Davie, Charles Fransen & Michael Türkay (2012). "Liocarcinus navigator (Herbst, 1794)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 17: 1–286. 
  3. ^ a b c Kåre Telnes (February 13, 2012). "Arch-fronted swimming crab – Liocarcinus navigator". The Marine Flora & Fauna of Norway. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sven Gehrmann (2008). "Schwimmkrabbe, Polybius navigator (Herbst, 1794)". Die Fauna der Nordsee – Niedere Tiere I: Krebstiere, Asselspinnen, Ringelwürmer, Stachelhäuter, Manteltiere & Schwämme [The fauna of the North Sea – lower animals I: crustaceans, sea-spiders, annelids, echinoderms, molluscs and sponges] (in German) 1. Books on Demand. p. 80. ISBN 9783981255300. 
  5. ^ a b Mario de Kluijver & Sarita Ingalsuo. "Liocarcinus arcuatus". Macrobenthos of the North Sea – Crustacea. Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
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