Breeding populations of the blue crab Callinectes
sapidus (Rathbun) extend from southern New England to Argentina (Williams 1974, 2007).
En los anos siguientes, el estudio de los crustaceos del Golfo de Nicoya enfatizo, entre otros, el analisis de las poblaciones del cangrejo portunido Callinectes
arcuatus (Dittel, Epifanio, & Chavarria, 1985) y de los estomatopodos (Dittel, 1991).
Blue crabs (Callinectes
sapidus) support economically valuable and culturally significant recreational and commercial fisheries in the mid-Atlantic (Rhodes et at, 2001; Paolisso, 2007).
Crabs (Portunidae) represent a highly important fishing resource due to the increase in their demand as an export resource, basically in the presentation of "soft crab." A total of 14 species of the genus Callinectes
have been identified on both coasts of America, from which 11 are found in tropical and subtropical waters (Fischer & Wolff, 2006).
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).
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., 1982, 1985, 1989a, b, 1991, 1992, 1995; Jefferies and Voris, 1983, 1996, 2004; Gannon, 1990; Shield, 1992; Gannon and Wheatly, 1992; Voris et al., 1994, 2000; Voris and Jefferies, 1997, 2001; Key et al., 1997; Mantelatto et al., 2003; Shield and Overstreet, 2003; Gaddes and Sumpton, 2004).
In February 2016, a specimen of Ostrea cf puelchana (in vivo) was found cemented to the carapace of a crab of the species Callinectes
exasperatus (Gerstaecker, 1856).
Studies of the reproductive periodicity of Callinectes
danae Smith, 1869 on the Brazilian coast include those of Costa and Negreiros-Fransozo (1998), which did not report the sampling depths, and Branco and Masunari (2000), Keunecke et al.
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.
Furthermore, differences in flow characteristics have been shown to influence the orientation behavior of the blue crab, Callinectes
sapidus (Weissburg et al., 2002; Jackson et al., 2007).