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.
Some species of this genus are used as a fishery resource; for instance, Menippe mercenaria (Say, 1818) and Menippe adina Williams & Felder, 1986, are exploited in the southeastern of the United States (Gerhart & Bert, 2008).
1979 citado por Restrepo 1992) estimaron que en la pesqueria del cangrejo Menippe mercenaria, de Florida, la tasa de sobrevivencia alcanza hasta un 50% como consecuencia del tiempo y condiciones en que los animales son mantenidos a bordo antes de ser devueltos al mar, asi como con la magnitud del dano causado al cangrejo durante el desprendimiento de la quela.
Major predators on the hard clam at the study site are three crabs (the blue crab Callinectes sapidus, the stone crab Menippe mercenaria, and the mud crab Panopeus herbstii), three whelks (Busycon carica, B.
Unidentified fishes Invertebrates 163 Calinectes sapidus Bluecrab 164 Menippe mercenaria Stone crab 165 Mithrax spp.
Morphology and muscle stress of chelae of temperate and tropical stone crabs Menippe mercenaria.
Based on laboratory trials, mortality in category 3 was attributed to crabs (mainly the blue crab Callinectes sapidus, the stone crab Menippe mercenaria Say, and the mud crab Panopeus herbstii H.
The hybrid zone is highly asymmetrical, and throughout most of the zone, Menippe mercenaria alleles predominate (Bert, unpubl.
Because genotypic differences in reproduction related to hybridization between Menippe mercenaria and Menippe adina were expected to be minimal or absent and because the stone crab fishery is managed as a single taxonomic group in Florida, previous studies in this series (Gerhart & Bert 2008, Bert et al.