brachyuran crabs
Members of the infraorder Brachyura, in which all five pairs of thoracic legs are well developed. (Syn. true crabs) [Bliss, 1982].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • brachyuran — [brak΄ēyoor′əsbrak΄ē yoor′ən] adj. [< ModL Brachyura (< Gr brachys, short + oura, tail: see BRACHY & URO 1) + AN] designating or of certain crabs with a short abdomen folded beneath the main body: also brachyurous [brak΄ēyoor′əs] n. such a… …   English World dictionary

  • brachyuran — /brak ee yoor euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs. n. 2. a brachyuran crustacean. [1875 80; BRACHYUR(OUS) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachyuran — brach•y•ur•an [[t]ˌbræk iˈyʊər ən[/t]] adj. 1) ivt belonging or pertaining to the suborder Brachyura, comprising the true crabs 2) ivt a brachyuran crustacean • Etymology: 1875–80; < NLBrachyur(a) …   From formal English to slang

  • brachyuran — /brækiˈjurən/ (say brakee yoohruhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Brachyura, a group of stalk eyed decapod crustaceans with short tails, the common crabs. –noun 2. a brachyuran crustacean …   Australian English dictionary

  • brachyuran — adjective /ˌbɹæk.iˈjʊə.ɹən,ˌbɹæk.iˈju.ɹən/ Of or pertaining to crabs. See Also: brachyurous …   Wiktionary

  • brachyuran — noun typical crabs • Hypernyms: ↑crustacean • Member Holonyms: ↑Brachyura, ↑suborder Brachyura …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soft-shelled crabs — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mangroves of the Straits of Malacca — The Mangroves of the Straits of Malacca are found along the coast of Singapore, Thailand, and Northern Sumatra. These tropical mangrove forests are highly diverse, and are important wetlands with high conservation values. There are two Ramsar… …   Wikipedia

  • Crab — For other uses, see Crab (disambiguation). Crabs Temporal range: Jurassic–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Ovalipes ocellatus — A moulted carapace of O. ocellatus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”