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1/11/2003
10:10:31
Subject: Strange crustaeca at Flamengo beach, Rio
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Under the lights at night on the Flamengo beach in Rio, the young boys were catching small crustacea in the wash of the surf. Although being quite familiar with marine life in other countries, this is the first time I have seen these crustacea . They look like an instar of either a crab (without claws) or a shrimp or marine bug, are about 1.5 cm long and scuttle in and out of the sand as the surf wash rises and falls.
Any identification or pictures please. (Note: they are NOT the young of these crabs
http://www.fishraider.com/crab02.jpg )


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1/11/2003
19:16:03
RE: Strange crustaeca at Flamengo beach, Rio
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I could be wrong, but I am thinking about Tatuí known as crustáceo decápode anuro. Maybe if I could see a picture.


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1/12/2003
05:57:19
RE: Strange crustaeca at Flamengo beach, Rio
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Thanks Fernando B.
"tatuíra" and "anuro" sound like the words that the boys said when I pointed to see the creatures. I have been able, with your help in spelling a name, to find a few pages on these creatures. On reading, they seem to be from a common family in the Americas.
"Emerita brasilienisis" at this page seems to be the one.
http://www.usp.br/cbm/artigos/praia.html#lepidopa



Others:-
http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v212/p159-170.html
http://www.usp.br/cbm/artigos/praia.html#lepidopa
http://www.sbceo.k12.ca.us/~crane/faculty/bixler/fall01/emerita.html
http://www.biology.ucsc.edu/classes/bio136/LabManual/Emerita/Ext-view.jpg
http://www.biology.ucsc.edu/classes/bio136/LabManual/Emerita/Emeritatext.html


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1/12/2003
18:08:55
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I am glad the informatin was of any help. I was not sure, but I remember being a kid, living at an appartment in the Flamengo Futebol club headquarters at Morro da Viúva and going to the beach and search for Tatuí. thanks for the sites informed.



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1/12/2003
20:53:36
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That's what's being discussed:



Scary, huh?


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1/12/2003
23:31:52
RE: Strange crustaeca at Flamengo beach, Rio
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Perfect! Exactly what I was thinking! Seems not only scary but I remeber that I filled a small container with them and covered, and I forgot in the garage, so it stank for one week.


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