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Length increments during terminal molt of the female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, in different salinity environments
Haefner Jr., P.A.; Shuster Jr., C.N. (1964). Length increments during terminal molt of the female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, in different salinity environments. Chesapeake Science 5(3): 114-118
In: Chesapeake Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory: Solomons, Md.. ISSN 0009-3262, more
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  • Haefner Jr., P.A.
  • Shuster Jr., C.N.

Abstract
    Field studies were conducted on female blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, to determine the relationship between environmental salinity and the increase in length associated with the terminal molt. Premolt crabs from one locality were retained in live cars through the mature molt in each of three different saline environments and analyzed for increase in length. No significant differences in percent increase in body size were found among the three groups of crabs studied.

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