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References used for species in the Family Portunidae
( swimming crabs )
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Abad, E., I. Preciado, A. Serrano and J. Baro, 2007 Demersal and epibenthic assemblages of trawlable grounds in the northern Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean). Scientia Marina 71(3): 513-524.
Abele, L.G. and W. Kim, 1989 The decapod crustaceans of the Panama Canal. Smithsonian Institution Press.
Abello, P., 1989 Feeding habits of Macropipus tuberculatus (Brachyura, Portunidae) off the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean). Miscellania Zool 13:45-50.
Abelló, P., 1989 Reproductive biology of Macropipus tuberculatus (Roux, 1830) (Brachyura: Portunidae) in the northwestern Mediterranean. Ophelia 30(1):47-53.
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Abello, P., A. Aagaard, C.G. Warman and M.H. Depledge, 1997 Spatial variability in the population structure of the shore crab Carcinus maenas (Crustacea: Brachyura) in a shallow-water, weakly tidal fjord. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 147:97-103.
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Abelló, P., N. Ungaro, C.-Y. Politou, P. Torres, E. Roman, P. Rinelli, P. Maiorano and G. Norrito, 2001 Notes on the distribution and biology of the deep-sea crab Bathynectes maravigna (Brachyura: Portunidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Hydrobiologia 449:187-192.
Acharya, S., K. Bohidar and S.K. Kar, 1999 New record of a benthic chaetognath from Nalabana Island, Chilka Lake, Orissa. Indian Journal of Fisheries 46(3):323-325.
Afzaal, Z., M.A. Kalhoro, M.A. Buzdar, S. Tariq, M. Shafi, A. Nadeem, S. Imran, F. Saeed, M. Sohail, R. Hassan, A. Haroon, H. Shah and I. Ahmed, 2018 Carapace length-weight and carapace width-weight relationship of Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Pakistani waters northern Arabian Sea. Indian J. Geo Mar. Scie. 47(4):890-896.
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Al-Rumaidh, M.J., 2002 The biology, population dynamics and fishery management of the blue swimming crab Portunus pelagicus (Linaeus, 1758) in Bahareini waters: :(Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Portunidae). University of Wales, Bangor.
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Arana, P. M., 2000 Pesca exploratoria con trampas alrededor de las islas Robinson Crusoe y Santa Clara, archipiélago de Juan Fernández, Chile. Investigaciones marinas 28: 39-52.
Araújo, M.D.S.L.C. and J.J.P.R.D. Lira, 2012 Condition factor and carapace width versus wet weight relationship in the swimming crab Callinectes danae Smith 1869 (Decapoda: Portunidae) at the Santa Cruz Channel, Pernambuco State, Brazil. Nauplius 20(1):41-50.
Araújo, M.S., A.O. Negromonte, A.V. Barreto and D.S. Castiglioni, 2012 Sexual maturity of the swimming crab Callinectes danae (Crustacea: Portunidae) at the Santa Cruz Channel, a tropical coastal environment. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92(2):287-293.
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