Sex pershan anlin
The crabs for study were collected seasonal for one year from January 2011 to December 2011.
Sampling was performed with several methods such as trawl net, research ship.
They are usually found in large numbers in shallow bays with sandy bottom and are important commercial species is Iran and South East Asia [2-4].
This species supports substantial commercial fishery in the Persian Gulf and is an important component of many recreational fisheries in Iran and other parts of the world and the major species crab caught in trawl nets.
They have five paired legs (ten legs), some of the legs are pointed and others flat.
The results will be useful in comparing the different stocks of the same species at different geographical locations.
Study area The study was carried out in coasts of Boushehr, which is one of the several adjoining coasts in the Persian Gulf (Figure 1).