First record of Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brachyura: Decapoda: Grapsidae) in freshwater habitat

Type Article
Date 2017
Language English
Author(s) Arai Tammy Iwasa1, Brandao Costa ManoelaORCID2, Freire Andrea Santarosa2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacl, Dept Invertebrados, Lab Carcinol, BR-20940040 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
2 : Univ Fed Santa Catarina, CCB, Dept Ecol & Zool, Lab Crustaceos Plancton, Campus Univ Trindade, BR-88010970 Florianopolis, SC, Brazil.
Source Nauplius (2358-2936) (Soc Brasileira Carcinologia), 2017 , Vol. 25 , P. e2017032 (4p.)
DOI 10.1590/2358-2936e2017032
Keyword(s) Trindade Island, Grapsoidea, salinity, inland, South Atlantic Ocean

The sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus grapsus (Linnaeus, 1758), has been recorded from the oceanic islands off Brazil, as well as from the Caribbean, in coastal rocky shores in the Eastern Pacific, and in Galapagos. We report the first observation of G. grapsus in freshwater habitat, registered in a stream at Trindade Island, Brazil.

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