Albinism in an American Population of the Shore Crab, Carcinus maenas (L.)

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THE common shore or green crab, Carcinus maenas (L.), is a widely distributed predator in inshore areas on both sides of the Atlantic. The ecological importance of the green crab, its status as a predator on commercial shellfish, and its extensive use in laboratory studies warrant a preliminary report on a recently noted abnormality found in a population of this species near Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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PROVENZANO, A. Albinism in an American Population of the Shore Crab, Carcinus maenas (L.). Nature 187, 521 (1960) doi:10.1038/187521a0

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