Breeding populations of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus
(Rathbun) extend from southern New England to Argentina (Williams 1974, 2007).
Las tres especies con una presencia mayor o igual al 50 % del numero (20) de estaciones, son: Callinectes sapidus
(15 estaciones), Rimapenaeus faoe (14), Penaeus brevirrostis (12) y Hepatus kossmanni (10) El muestreo nocturno de la estacion 10 proporciono tres registros unicos (Cuadro 3B).
Blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus
) support economically valuable and culturally significant recreational and commercial fisheries in the mid-Atlantic (Rhodes et at, 2001; Paolisso, 2007).
Variations in total width-weight relationships of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus
, conrcerning sex, maturity, molt stage, and carapace form.
Incidence of insemination in female blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus
THE REGULATION OF AN INTRACELLULAR CA2+ SIGNAL IN MOLTING GLANDS OF THE BLUE CRAB, CALLINECTES SAPIDUS
, AND ITS ROLE IN ECDYSTEROID PRODUCTION.
dentatus), weakfish (Cynoscion regalis), blue crab (Callinectes sapidus
), brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus), pink shrimp (F duorarum), and white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus).
We found that a unigene from the AG transcriptome sequencing result has 44.2% and 42.4% identity with IAG of Callinectes sapidus
and Scylla paramamosain, respectively.
Foraging behavior of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus
, on juvenile oysters, Crassostrea virginica: effects of prey density and size.
(2005) studied the migratory behavior of female Callinectes sapidus
Rathbun, 1896 in Chesapeake Bay, and observed that newly mated females remained in estuaries during the summer, migrated to the bay in early autumn, and spawned in areas with higher salinity.
There is no better way to describe the blue crab than with its Latin name, Callinectes sapidus
, which translates to "Beautiful savory swimmer." These crabs are opportunistic scavengers and also aggressive predators.