A blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) individual with two carapace widths: a case report


İLKYAZ A. T. , TOSUNOĞLU Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.43, no.1, pp.146-147, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1807-91
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-147

Abstract

In this study, findings of morphological deformation observed on a blue crab sampled in Koycegiz Lagoon (Mugla, Turkey) are presented. The deformation is in the left lateral spine. It has been observed that this spine, which normally should have been one, developed as two independent spines. Due to this abnormality observed in the individual, the individual has two carapace widths.