A FAMÍLIA OCYPODIDAE RAFINESQUE, 1815 (CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA: BRACHYURA) NA COSTA SERGIPANA

  • Vilma Maria Torres Mendes
  • Erminda da Conceição Guerreiro Couto

Resumo

The family Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) in Sergipe coast. This work presents data about fiddler –crabs of the family Ocypodidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) found in estuaries and beaches of Sergipe coast. The material cames from field samplings and revision of specimens of collection of the Deparatamento de Biologia da Universidade Federal de Sergipe (DBI/UFS). For each species collected there are data about zonation, behavior, habitat, feeding and economic aspects. Ten species were identified: Ucides Cordatus, Ocypode quadrata, Uca maracoani, U. Thayeri, U. cumulanta, U. leptodactyla, U. vocator, U. mordax, U. burgersi and U.  rapax. The specimens examined are deposited in the collection of the second author (codes of vouchers are provided under the item “provid~encia”).   Keywords: Fiddler-crabs, zoogeography, Brachyura, Ocypodidae, distribution pattern, northeastern Brazil. Descritores: Caranguejos, zoogeografia, Brachyura, Ocypodidae, padrão de distribuição, Nordeste do Brasil.
Publicado
2009-03-19
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