THE BIOLOGY OF SPIDER CRABS: A COMPARISON OF BRITISH AND JAMAICAN SPECIES BY R. G. HARTNOLL Zoology Department, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and Zoology Department, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Great Britain INTRODUCTION There have been few previous accounts dealing with the general biology of spider crabs (Brachyura, Majidae). At Troms6 Dons (1912-1913) investigated two species of Hya.r, while Vernet-Cornubert ( 1958a), working at Monaco, studied Pi.ra tetraodon (Pennant) in considerable detail. In an earlier paper (Hartnoll, 1963) I described work carried out on the thirteen species found in the waters around the Isle of Man. Other workers on the group have confined their attentions to the relative growth and pattern of moulting in particular species - Smith (1906) and Shaw (1928) in lyzachu.r dOrJettensis (Pennant), P6rez ( 1929) and Teissier (1933) in Macro podia ro.rtrata (Linnaeus), and Teissier (1935, 195 5 ) in Maja .rquizzado ( Herbst ) . From December 1961 until July 1962 I was able to study the biology of the spider crabs occurring in Jamaican waters, the five species listed below being found in sufficient abundance to provide useful data. They are placed in the subfamilies proposed by Garth ( 1958
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1965
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