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, cilt.43, ss.146-147, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/vet-1807-91
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.146-147

Özet

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.