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Brachyura (Grapsidae, Ocypodidae, Portunidae, Xantidae and Leucosiidae) of Umm Al Quwain mangal, United Arab Emirates
Al-Ghais, S.M.; Cooper, R.T. (1996). Brachyura (Grapsidae, Ocypodidae, Portunidae, Xantidae and Leucosiidae) of Umm Al Quwain mangal, United Arab Emirates. Trop. Zool. 9: 409-430
In: Tropical Zoology. Firenze University Press: Firenze. ISSN 0394-6975, more
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Keywords
    Geographical distribution; Habitat; Taxonomy; Brachyura [WoRMS]; Grapsidae MacLeay, 1838 [WoRMS]; Leucosiidae Samouelle, 1819 [WoRMS]; Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838 [WoRMS]; ISW, United Arab Emirates, Umm al Qaiwan; Marine
Author keywords
    Brachyura, Grapsidae, Ocypodidae, Portunidae, Xanthidae, Leucosiidae, Arabian Gulf, United Arab Emirates, mangal, distribution

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  • Al-Ghais, S.M.
  • Cooper, R.T.

Abstract
    The paper presents findings from a recent collection of crabs made during 1993 and 1994 from the mangal of the United Arab Emirates. The mangaI invertebrate fauna of the UAE is not well known and an account is given of the families Grapsidae, Ocypodidae, Portunidae, Xanthidae and Leucosiidae collected from Umm AI Quwain khawr. For each species comments are made about their identification, habitat preferences and geographical distribution.

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