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Percnon gibbesi (nimble spray crab)

Synonyms: Acanthopus gibbesi; Lonchophorus anceps; Plagusia delaunayi; Zoea boscii

Wikipedia Abstract

Percnon gibbesi is a species of crab. It is one of at least two species commonly called "Sally Lightfoot" (the other being the semi-terrestrial Grapsus grapsus from the Pacific coast of the Americas), and is also referred to as the nimble spray crab or urchin crab. It has been described as "the most invasive decapod species to enter the Mediterranean".
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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Western Atlantic Ocean;

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2Spatial distribution and diet of Cephalopholis fulva (Ephinephelidae) at Trindade Island, Brazil, Flavio do Nascimento Coelho, Hudson Tercio Pinheiro, Robson Guimarães dos Santos, Cristiano Queiroz de Albuquerque and Agnaldo Silva Martins, Neotropical Ichthyology, 2012
3Feeding ecology of the white seabream, Diplodus sargus, and the ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta, in the Azores, Miguel Figueiredo, Telmo Morato, João P. Barreiros, Pedro Afonso, Ricardo S. Santos, Fisheries Research 75 (2005) 107–119
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