Growth and claw regeneration of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria
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Growth and claw regeneration of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria by Savage, Thomas

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Published by Florida Dept. of Natural Resources, Marine Research Laboratory in St. Petersburg .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Menippe mercenaria -- Physiology.,
  • Regeneration (Biology),
  • Crustacea -- Physiology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 21-23.

StatementThomas Savage and James R. Sullivan.
SeriesFlorida marine research publications ;, no. 32
ContributionsSullivan, James Richard, 1947- joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL444.M33 S29
The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. :
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4067920M
LC Control Number79621089

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Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK. File name: .   Stone Crab Claw Recipe. Put uncracked stone crab claws in a steamer basket and set over a pot of boiling water over high heat. Cover the crabs claws and steam for about 5 minutes. Melt butter in a pan but not enough to turn it brown. Then pour it in a serving bowl. In this study we determined the rate of growth of juvenile Florida stone crabs (Menippe mercenaria Say, ) reared in the laboratory. We monitored carapace width and intermolt duration through the first 12 juvenile molts. Because all experimental crabs had been reared from eggs in the laboratory, we knew the exact age and molt dates for each individual. Mean carapace width of 1st stage Cited by: 5. CHELIPED ASYMMETRY IN THE STONE CRAB, Menippe mercenaria, WITH NOTES ON CLAW REVERSAL AND REGENERATION Jenny L. Simonson and Philip Steele Florida Department of Natural Resources Eighth Avenue SE St. Petersburg, FL ABSTRACT: Stone crabs (Menippe mercenaria) were reared in the laboratory to determine natural handedness.

Stone crabs (Menippe mercenaria) were reared in the laboratory to determine natural handedness. Claws of feral juvenile crabs were autotomized to test for reversal and to determine stridulatory pattern sequences. All crabs less than 4 mm carapace width were right-handed (side bearing the crusher claw). Eighty-eight percent of juvenile crabs with autotomized crushers showed signs of handedness. The fishery for stone crab Menippe mercenaria in Florida is dominated by plastic traps that do not require a cull ring or device that limits retention of prerecruits and bycatch. An experiment was conducted to determine what size of cull ring would reduce the catch of prerecruit stone crabs and bycatch while maintaining legal catch.   The population structure of stone crabs Menippe mercenaria (Say) inhabiting an intertidal oyster habitat in the northern Gulf of Mexico, was monitored during monthly spring low tide periods from May to May Seasonal density fluctuations indicated crabs moved subtidally during the fall and early winter and returned to the intertidal region the following spring.   Growth and claw regeneration of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Florida Marine Research Publications Number Marine Research Laboratory, St. Petersburg, Florida, 27 pp. Say, T.

Stone crabs (genus Menippe) are high-level predators in waters off North Carolina and Florida and in the Caribbean (Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria Say, ), and in the northern and western Gulf of Mexico (Gulf stone crab, M. adina Williams and Felder, ). Two zones of hybridization occur between the two species: in the Gulf of.   Abstract. In this study we determined the rate of growth of juvenile Florida stone crabs (Menippe mercenaria Say, ) reared in the monitored carapace width and intermolt duration through the first 12 juvenile molts. Brown, K.M., and E.S. Haight. The foraging ecology of the Gulf of Mexico stone crab Menippe adina (Williams et Felder). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology Gerhart, S.D., and T.M. Bert. Life-history aspects of stone crabs (genus Menippe): size at maturity, growth, and age. Journal of Crustacean Biology During regeneration there is usually a reversal of handedness in the crab where the pincer claw differentiates into a crusher claw and the removed claw is replaced by a new pincer claw. In an adult crab the pincer claw is replaced by a crusher claw within three molts. Juveniles readily replace the crusher in one molt.