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References used for species in the Family Panopeidae
( mud crabs )
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Abeels, H.A., A.N. Loh and A.K. Volety, 2012 Trophic transfer and habitat use of oyster Crassostrea virginica reefs in southwest Florida, identified by stable isotope analysis. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 462:125-142.
Bartley, D.M. (comp./ed.), 2006 Introduced species in fisheries and aquaculture: information for responsible use and control (CD-ROM). Rome, FAO.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum, 2005 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2005 Annual Checklist. CD-ROM; Species 2000: Reading, U.K.
Braga, A.A., A. Fransozo, G. Bertini and P.B. Fumis, 2005 Composition and abundance of the crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura) off Ubatuba and Caraguatatuba, northern coast of São Paulo, Brazil. Biota Neotropica 5(2):1-34.
Branco, J.O., 1990 Aspectos ecológicos dos Brachyura (Crustacea: Decapoda) no manguezal do itacorubi, SC - Brasil. Revista Brasiliera de Zoologia 7(1-2):165-179.
Carlton, J.T., 1985 Transoceanic and interoceanic dispersal of coastal marine organisms: the biology of ballast water. Oceanography and Marine Biology. An Annual Review 23:313-371.
Carpenter, K.E. and N. (eds) De Angelis, 2014 The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic, Volume 1: Introduction, crustaceans, chitons and cephalopods. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes, Rome, FAO, pp.1-663.
Chace, F.A. Jr., 1939 Reports on the scientific results of the first Atlantic Expedition to the West Indies, under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and Harvard University. Preliminary description of one new genus and seventeen new species of decapod … stomatopod Crustacea. Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural. 13(1):31-54.
Chamberlain, N.A., 1962 Ecological studies of the larval development of Rhithropanopeiis harrisii (Xanthidae, Brachyura). Chesapeake Bay Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, Technical Report 28, ii + 47 pages.
Chirichigno, F., 1970 Lista de crustáceos del Perú: decápoda y stomatopoda con datos de su distribución geográfica. Instituto del mar del Peru Informe No. 35. Mary Ciencia IMARPE.
Coelho Filho, P.A., 2004 Análise do macrobentos na plataforma continental externa e bancos oceânicos do nordeste do Brasil no âmbito do programa REVIZEE. Grupo de estudo do Bentos (Oceanografia Biológica), Programa REVIZEE. 81 p.
Coles, S.L., R.C. DeFelice, L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton, 1999 Historical and recent introductions of non-indigenous marine species into Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Mar. Biol. 135:147-158.
Connolly, C.J., 1925 No. 15: The larval stages and megalops of Rhithropanopeus harrisi (Gould). Contributions to Canadian Biology and Fisheries 2(2):327-334.
CRUSTA, 2012 Species from French Polynesia (Marquesas, Society, Austral, Tuamotu, Gambier). [Accessed 21/07/2014].
Czerniejewski, P., 2009 Some aspects of population biology of the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould , 1841) in the Odra estuary, Poland. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 38(4):49-62.
Czerniejewski, P. and A. Rybczyk, 2008 Body weight, morphometry, and diet of the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii tridentatus (Maitland, 1874) in the Odra estuary, Poland. Crustaceana 81(11):1289-1299.
Diez García, Y., 2014 Lista actualizada de los cangrejos braquiuros (Decapoda: Brachyura) de Cuba. Revista Investigaciones Marinas 34(2):74-93.
dos Santos, M.A.C. and P.A. Coelho, 2001 Crustacea decapoda of the Paripe river estuary, Pernambuco, Brazil. Hydrobiologia 449:77-79.
Dowell, K., 2011 Rhithropanopeus harrisii, estuarine mud crab or Harris mud crab. [Accessed 6/15/2016].
FAO-FIES, 2007 Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) species list. Retrieved from, [accessed 03/07/2008].
FAO-FIES, 2017 Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) species list. Retrieved from (accessed 08/06/2017).
Felder, D.L., F. Alvarez, J.W. Goy and R. Lemaitre, 2009 Decapoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, with comments on the Amphionidacea. pp. 1019-1104 In Felder, D.L.; Camp, D.K. (eds.) Gulf of Mexico - Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.
Ferreira, A.C. and C. Sankarankutty, 2002 Estuarine carcinofauna (Decapoda) of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Nauplius 10(2):121-129.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.), 1981 True Crabs. 6: pag.var. In FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic (fishing areas 34, 47; in part). Canada Funds-in-Trust. Ottawa, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, by arrangement with the Food and AgriculturesOrganization of the United Nations, 1-7: pag.var.
Floriday Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 2004 Floriday Keys National Marine Sanctuary Species List. Floriday Keys National Marine Sanctuary Resources [accessed 09/07/2008].
Forward, R.B., 2009 Larval biology of the crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould): a synthesis. The Biological Bulletin 216(3):243-256.
Fox, R.S. and E.E. Ruppert, 1985 Shallow-water marine benthic invertebrates of South Carolina: Species identificattion, community composition and symbiotic association. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC (USA).
Garilao, N., 2014 Baltic Sea species list. Personal communication, 25 April 2014. Provided excel file.
Gollasch, S. and S. Nehring, 2006 National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany. Aquatic Invasions 1(4):245-269.
Griffen, B.D. and H. Mosblack, 2011 Predicting diet and consumption rate differences between and within species using gut ecomorphology. Journal of Animal Ecology 80(4):854-863.
Grosholz, E.D. and G.M. Ruiz, 1995 Does spatial heterogeneity and genetic variation in populations of the Xanthid crab Rhithropanopeus harrissii (Gould) influence the prevalence of an introduced parasitic castrator? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 187(1):129-145.
Guimarães, F.J. and M.L. Negreiros-Fransozo, 2002 Sexual maturity of Eurytium limosum (Say, 1818) from a subtropical mangrove in Brazil. In: E. Escobar-Briones and F. Alvarez (eds.), Modern Approaches to the Study of Crustacea. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 157-161.
Hart, J.F.L., 1935 The larval development of British Columbia Brachyura. Canadian Journal of Research 12(4):411-432.
Heck, N.E. and H.E. Calbert, 1977 Use of animal fat in formulated diets for yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Proc. World Maricul. Soc. 8:787-794.
Hegele-Drywa, J. and M. Normant, 2009 Feeding ecology of the American crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Crustacea, Decapoda) in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Oceanologia 51(3):361-375.
Hegele-Drywa, J., M. Normant, B. Szwarc and A. Podłuska, 2014 Population structure, morphometry and individual condition of the non-native crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841), a recent coloniser of the Gulf of Gdańsk (southern Baltic Sea). Oceanologia 56(4):805-824.
Hill, M., R. Baker, G. Broad, P.J. Chandler, G.H. Coop, J. Ellis, D. Jones, C. Hoyland, I. Laing, M. Longshaw, N. Moore, D. Parrott, D. Pearman, C. Preston, R.M. Smith and R. Waters, 2005 Audit of Non-native Species in England. English Nature Research Reports Number 662. 82 p.
Hood, M.R., 1962 Studies on the larval development of Rithropanopeus harrisii (Gould) of the family Xanthidae (Brachyura). Gulf and Caribbean Research 1(3):122-130.
Hounsome, M.V., 1994 Terrestrial invertebrates (other than insects) of the Cayman Islands. In: M.A. Brunt and J.E. Davies (eds.), The Cayman Islands: Natural History and Biogeography. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 307-331.
Kneib, R.T. and C.A. Weeks, 1990 Intertidal distribution and feeding habits of the mud crab, Eurytium limosum. Estuaries 13(4):462-468.
Knudsen, J., 1964 Observations of the reproductive cycles and ecology of the common Brachyura and crablike Anomura of Puget Sound, Washington. Pacific Science 18(1):3-33.
Koch, V. and M. Wolff, 2002 Energy budget and ecological role of mangrove epibenthos in the Caeté estuary, North Brazil. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 228:119-130.
Lamb, A., D. Gibbs and C. Gibbs, 2011 Strait of Georgia biodiversity in relation to bull kelp abundance. Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, 111p.
Legall, N. and J. Poupin, 2015 CRUSTA: Database of Crustacea (Decapoda and Stomatopoda), with special interest for those collected in French overseas territories. [Accessed 02/03/2015].
Lough, R.G., 1975 Dynamics of crab larvae (Anomura, Brachyura) off the central Oregon coast, 1969-1971. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA., 2050
McKeon, C.S. and I.C. Feller, 2004 The supratidal fauna of Twin Cays, Belize. Atoll Research Bulletin 526:18.
Messerknecht, I., M. Montu and K. Anger, 1991 Larval development and salinity tolerance of Brazilian Eurytium limosum (Say, 1818) (Brachyura: Xanthidae) reared in the laboratory. [Accessed: 19/09/2016].
Moretzsohn, F., J. Brenner, P. Michaud, J.W. Tunnell and T. Shirley, 2011 Eurytium limosum (Say, 1818). Biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico Database (BioGoMx). Version 1.0. Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas. [Accessed: 19/07/2016].
National Ocean Service., 2050 Coral cap species of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Accessed online from on 9 December 2013.
Nizinski, M., 2003 Annotated checklist of decapod crustaceans of Atlantic coastal and continental shelf waters of the United States. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 116:96-157.
O'Connor, M., C. Hawkins and D. K. Loomis, 2008 A manual of previously recorded non-indigenous invasive and native transplanted animal species of the Laurentian Great Lakes and coastal United States. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 77, 82 pp.
OBIS, 2016 Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould, 1841). OBIS Search Interface. [Accessed 6/14/2016].
Odum, W. E. and E.J. Heald, 1972 Trophic analyses of an estuarine mangrove community. Bulletin of Marine Science 22(3):671-738.
Paul, A.J., E.G. Dawe, R. Elner, G.S. Jamieson, G.H. Kruse, R.S. Otto, B. Sainte-Marie, T.C. Shirley and D. Woodby, 2002 Crabs in Cold Water Regions: Biology, Management, and Economics. University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-02-01, Fairbanks. 876 pp.
Pereira, G., J.V. García and J.C. Capelo, 2004 Decapod crustaceans of the lower delta of the Orinoco River: biodiversity and community structure. In: C.A. Lasso, L.E. Alonso, A.L. Flores and G. Love (eds.), Rapid Assessment of the Biodiversity and Social Aspects of the Aquatic Ecosystems of the Orinoco Delta and the Gulf of Paria, Venezuela. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 37. Conservation International. Washington DC, USA. pp. 204-212.
Perez-Gelabert, D.E, 2008 Arthropods of hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): a checklist and bibliography. Zootaxa 1831:1-530.
Poore, G.C.B., 2004 Marine decapod Crustacea of southern Australia. A guide to identification (with chapter on Stomatopoda by Shane Ahyong). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. 574 p.
Powers, L.W., 1977 A catalogue and bibliography to the crabs (Brachyura) of the Gulf of Mexico. Contributions in marine science - supplement to Vol. 20.
Rodgers, P.J., M.L. Reaka and A.H. Hines, 2011 A comparative analysis of sperm storage and mating strategies in five species of brachyuran crabs. Marine Biology 158(8):1733-1742.
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Ryan, E.P., 1956 Observations on the life histories and the distribution of the Xanthidae (mud crabs) of Chesapeake Bay. American Midland Naturalist 56:138-162.
Schneider, W., 1990 FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine resources of the Gulf of Guinea. Prepared and published with the support of the FAO Regional Office for Africa. Rome: FAO. 268 p.
Schoch, G.C. and M. Dethier, 2001 The intertidal biota of Puget Sound gravel beaches. Report for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Nearshore Habitat Program, 48p.
Schubart, C.D., J.E. Neigel and D.L. Felder, 2000 Molecular phylogeny of mud crabs (Brachyura: Panopeidae) from the northwestern Atlantic and the role of morphological stasis and convergence. Marine Biology 137:11-18.
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Smithsonian Institution, 2016 Tetraxanthus bidentatus (Milne-Edwards, 1880). [Accessed 11/10/2016].
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