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Caphyra rotundifrons

Turtle-weed crab

                                                          Philippa Jenkins (2012)


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References & Links

Apel, M & Steudel, C (2001). “Rediscovery of Sphaerocarcinus bedoti Zehntner, 1984(Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae) at Socotra Island (republic of Yemen) andplacement in the genus Caphyra”, Journal of Crustacean Biology, 21 (2),pp. 538-544.

Barnard, K (1957). “Additions to the fauna-list of SouthAfrican Crustacea”, Journal of NaturalHistory Series 12, 10 (109), pp. 1-12.

Calman, W (1900). “On a collection of brachyura fromTorres Straits”, Transactions of theLinnean Society 2nd series: Zoology, 8 (1), pp. 1-50.

Gordon, I (1941). “Notes on some Indo-Pacific crabs(Crustancea, Decapoda)”, Proceedings ofthe Linnean Society of London, 153 (1), pp. 123-140.

Hay, M, Pawlik, J, Duffy, E & Fenical, W (1989).”Seaweed-Herbivore-PredatorInteractions: Host-plane specialisation reduces predation on small herbivores”,Oecologia, 81 (3), pp. 418-427.

Karasawa, H, Schweitzar, C & Feldmann, R (2008). “Revisionof Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815 (Decapoda: Brachyura) with emphasis on thefossil genera and families”, Journal ofCrustacean Biology, 28 (1), pp. 82-127.

Ruppert, E, Fox, R, Barnes, R (2004), Invertebrate Zoology: A Functional Evolutionary Approach, 7th Edition, Brooks/Cole, Belmont, California, USA.

Stephenson, W & Campbell, B (1960). “The Australianportunids (Crustacea: Portunidae). IV. Remaining genera”, Marine and Freshwater Research, 11 (1), pp. 73-122.

Vannini, M & Innocentri, G (2000). “Research on thecoast of Somalia. Portunidae (Crustacea Brachyura)”, Tropical Zoology, 13 (2), pp. 251-298.

Wisesponqpand,P., Jaingam, W., & Srichomngam, W. (2011). The diversity of crabs at Mu KohRacha, Phuket province. In Proceedings of the 49th Kasetsart UniversityAnnual Conference, Kasetsart University, Thailand, 1-4 February, 2011. Volume3. Subject: Fisheries. (pp. 478-488). Kasetsart University.


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