Aratus (Crab)

Aratus (Crab)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aratus pisonii, commonly known as the mangrove tree crab, is a species of crab which lives in mangrove trees in tropical and subtropical parts of the Americas, from Florida to Brazil on the Atlantic coast, and from Nicaragua to Peru on the Pacific coast. It feeds mostly on the leaves of the mangroves, but is an omnivore, and prefers animal matter when possible. A. pisonii is the only species in the monotypic genus Aratus. The specific epithet pisonii commemorates the Dutch naturalist Willem Piso who travelled in Brazil in 1638 with Georg Marggraf.Presence of specific locally adapted traits may further subdivide species into "infraspecific taxa" such as subspecies (and in botany other taxa are used, such as varieties, subvarieties, and formae).show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Vertpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136333538
  • 9786136333533