This phenomenon was also reported in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus
, in which the abdomen of an immature male is tightly sealed to the ventral surface of the abdomen whereas that of a mature male remains free and is held together by a press-button abdominal holding system (Van Engel 1958).
The epizoic relationship between octolasmids and the commercially important crabs, such as Callinectes sapidus
, Scylla serrata and Portunus pelagicus, has received much attention by several authors from Australia, USA, UK and Thailand (Walker, 1974, 2001; Jefferies et al.
Movement patterns and trajectories of ovigerous blue crabs Callinectes sapidus
during the spawning migration.
Foraging behavior of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus
, on juvenile oysters, Crassostrea virginica: effects of prey density and size.
Habitat use and population dynamics of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus
, in a high-salinity embayment.
Number of Number of organisms unrestricted Common name Taxonomic name trapped organisms Blue crab Callinectes sapidus
25 0 Florida stone crab Menippe mercenaria 46 23 Mud crabs Xanthidae.
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.
Furthermore, differences in flow characteristics have been shown to influence the orientation behavior of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus
(Weissburg et al.
Sinopsis de la Investigacion Biologica Pesquera de las jaibas Callinectes sapidus
Dieta natural do siri azul Callinectes sapidus
(Decapoda, Portunidae) na regiao estuarina da Lagoa dos Patos, Rio Grande, Brasil.
semisulcatus were higher than in most shrimps and crabs belonging the other areas studied previously, such as Callinectes sapidus
, Penaeus stiferus, Xiphopenaeus kroyeri, Macrophthalmus depressus, Cancer irroratus (Bu-Olayan and Subrahmanyam, 1998; Mantelatto et al.