Revista de Biología Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7744
MILLE-PAGAZA, Silvia; PEREZ-CHI, A. e SANCHEZ-SALAZAR, M. E.. Littoral Decapods of Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2003, vol.51, n.1, pp. 175-182. ISSN 0034-7744.
Decapod community inhabiting the rocky littoral of eight bays from Socorro island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, was studied during March 1992. Samples were collected from one-square meter plots placed following transects drawn perpendicularly to the shoreline along the intertidal zone. Species richness and abundance were determined in each bay, as well as the similarity between bays using Morisitas index. Organisms collected belong to six families, 20 genera and 26 species of the Brachyura and Anomura infraorders. Xanthidae was the family with the highest number of species, and the highest species richness was recorded at the V. Lozano bay. Pachygrapsus transversus, Xanthodius cooksoni and Calcinus explorator were the most abundant species in nearly all localities. Dendrogram obtained define two groups of bays at a similarity level above 0.67, given the similarity in the crabs species richness and their abundance between bays in the island.
Palavras-chave : brachyurans; anomurans; richness; abundance; rocky coast; Mexico.