pea crab

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tiny soft-bodied crab living commensally in the mantles of certain bivalve mollusks

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First record of an early pea crab stage on Tonicia chilensis (Frembly, 1827) (Mollusca, Polyplacophora).
On two new genera of pea crabs parasitic in holothurians (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with notes on allied genera.
KEY WORDS: Zaops ostreum, pea crab, oyster, Crassostrea virginica, mussels, condition index, parasite-host interactions
The oyster pea crab Zaops ostreum (Say, 1817) utilizes the ecologically and commercially important eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica Gmelin (1791) as a host in both intertidal and subtidal habitats from Massachusetts through Brazil (Stauber 1945, Christensen & McDermott 1958, Haven 1958, Beach 1969, Williams 1984).
Key words: Juxtafabia muliniarum, fecundity, pea crab, size, Saccostrea palmula, sex ratio.
The pea crab, Pinnotheres pissum (Linnaeus, 1767), and its association with the common mussel Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus, 1758), in the Solent (UK).
The correct information is: there are more than 4400 species of crabs, crabs have hard shells over soft bodies, they do eat dead things, the Pea crab is the smallest crab, crabs have not changed much, and growing a new leg is called regeneration.
Pea crabs - One of the smallest crabs, they may be just 1/2 inch wide.
KEY WORDS: Crassostrea virginica, Sapelo Island, condition index, parasitism, tidal exposure, Pinnotheres, pea crab
Morphology of the female reproductive system of European pea crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Pinnotheridae).
Porcelain crabs and pea crabs were the only crustacean species not found within the marsh edge habitat.
Fouling organisms and the presence of pea crabs (Pinnotheres maculatus) were recorded and the pea crabs were removed at this point.