25, p = 0. The rationale for this management is that harvesting above a minimum legal size provides at least one opportunity for males to mate with females. It is necessary to note that changes in vsi also depend on changes in body mass and therefore, directly on the molt cycle of males. These results differ from lobsters and some other crab species, in which female size is positively correlated with measures of egg quality (. 001, slope = 0.
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Blue crab sperm. In addition, we found that egg quality itself is not a predictor of zoea size at hatch in the crabs we measured in this region. ), females release pheromones to draw in roaming males. It is only through continued efforts to better understand the biology and ecology of targeted fishery species that we will be able to optimize management plans to ensure their survival. But a lasting comeback hinges on females producing enough offspring.
The female crabs ripen in the ninth lunar month, the males in the tenth, and from then until the end of the year they are almost inescapable. This index was calculated as the ratio of mean annual landings to legal crab abundance (>110 mm cw) per locality. Of frozen flounder every 3 days.