- Stephenson, W. (1972). An annotated checklist and key to the Indo-Pacific swimming crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Portunidae). Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin No. 10.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Portunus trituberculatus
Public Records: 23
Specimens with Barcodes: 24
Species With Barcodes: 1
Barcode data: Portunus trituberculatus
There are 8 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Portunus trituberculatus, the gazami crab, Japanese blue crab or horse crab, is the most widely fished species of crab in the world. It is found off the coasts of East Asia and is closely related to Portunus pelagicus.
The carapace may reach 15 centimetres (5.9 in) wide, and 7 cm (2.8 in) from front to back. P. trituberculatus may be distinguished from the closely related (and also widely fished) P. pelagicus by the number of broad teeth on the front of the carapace (3 in P. trituberculatus, 4 in P. pelagicus) and on the inner margin of the merus (4 in P. trituberculatus, 3 in P. pelagicus).
|External identifiers for Portunus trituberculatus|
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- Peter Davie (2010). "Portunus (Portunus) trituberculatus (Miers, 1876)". World Register of Marine Species. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=208796. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
- "FAO fisheries global information system". http://www.fao.org/figis/servlet/FiRefServlet?ds=species&fid=2630. Retrieved August 2, 2006.
- "Portunus trituberculatus". Crabs of Japan. Marine Species Identification Portal. http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=crabs_of_japan&menuentry=soorten&id=1106&tab=beschrijving. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
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