Menippe mercenaria


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Noun1.Menippe mercenaria - large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)Menippe mercenaria - large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)
crab - decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
genus Menippe, Menippe - stone crabs
stone crab - pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare
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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.
KEY WORDS: stone crab, Menippe mercenaria, fisheries management, benthic ecology, reproduction
Stone crabs in this area are generally hybrids of Menippe mercenaria and Menippe adina (Bert 1985).
Unidentified fishes Invertebrates 163 Calinectes sapidus Bluecrab 164 Menippe mercenaria Stone crab 165 Mithrax spp.
Florida stone crab Menippe mercenaria was also relatively abundant in the zooplankton catch, and juveniles are commonly found on Southwest Florida oyster reefs.
Zoea 100,291 251 Menippe mercenaria Zoea 8,831 102 Megalopa 2 1 Rhithropanopeus harrisii Zoea 298,376 188 Fishes Eucinostomus spp.
Gravid female decapod crustaceans Menippe mercenaria (Say, 1818), P.
The final host of this parasite is the edible stone crab, Menippe mercenaria, in the northern limits of its distribution in the Carolinas (Sprague & Orr 1955).
The xanthid crabs Menippe mercenaria (Menzel & Hopkins 1956) and Panopeus herbstii (Bisker & Castagna 1987, Meyer 1994) feed extensively on oysters, and reef-resident fishes such as naked goby (Gobiosoma bosc), skilletfish (Gobiesox strumosus) and striped blenny (Chasmodes bosquianus) feed on commensal invertebrates (Breitburg 1999).
Species Common Name Decapods Alpheus heterochaelis Bigclaw snapping shrimp Eurypanopeus depressus Flatback mud crab Libinia dubia Longnose spider crab Menippe mercenaria Florida stone crab Palaemonetes sp.
prytherchi is the stone crab Menippe mercenaria (Sprague 1949) which were also found at the Caloosahatchee sites sampled (Volety et al.