Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 124–125 | Cite as

First Record of Tropical Crabs Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783) and Plagusia depressa tuberculata Lamarck, 1818 in Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan

  • A. A. Kepel’
  • L. A. Tsareva


Crabs Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783) and Plagusia depressa tuberculata Lamarck, 1818 were found in Peter the Great Bay (Sea of Japan) on a drifting buoy. The occurrence of the members of tropical fauna along the coast of Primorye was due, in all likelihood, to the enlargement of the amount of anthropogenic garbage transported with sea currents that serves as a substrate for settlement of different marine organisms.

Key words

Portunus sanguinolentus Plagusia depressa tuberculata fouling Peter the Great Bay 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Kepel’
    • 1
  • L. A. Tsareva
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Marine Biology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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