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Brachyuran Crabs of Brazilian Mangrove and Salt Marsh Ecosystems

Schmidt, Anders J.; Diele, Karen

Authors

Anders J. Schmidt



Contributors

Yara Schaeffer-Novelli
Editor

Guilherme Moraes de Oliveira Abuchahla
Editor

Gilberto Cintrón-Molero
Editor

Abstract

Brachyuran crabs are the most conspicuous macrobenthic fauna in Brazilian mangrove forests and salt marshes. This chapter presents basic information about the habitat, spatial distribution, and most remarkable biological features of 36 species from these ecosystems in Brazil. A brief overview of the crabs’ ecological role is given, and, for exploited species, their socioeconomic roles are described, as well as the techniques with which they are fished and the status of their current fisheries management and conservation.

Acceptance Date Dec 16, 2020
Online Publication Date Feb 26, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2023
Publisher Springer
Pages 179-200
Series Title Brazilian Marine Biodiversity (BMB)
Series ISSN 2520-1077
Book Title Brazilian Mangroves and Salt Marshes
Chapter Number 10
ISBN 9783031134852, 9783031134883
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-13486-9_10