OBSERVATIONS ON FEEDING, MATURITY, AND FECUNDITY OF CALLINECTES SIMILIS WILLIAMS, 1966, ON THE CENTRAL CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF VERACRUZ, GULF OF MEXICO

OBSERVATIONS ON FEEDING, MATURITY, AND FECUNDITY OF CALLINECTES SIMILIS WILLIAMS, 1966, ON THE... OBSERVATIONS ON FEEDING, MATURITY, AND FECUNDITY OF CALLINECTES SIMILIS WILLIAMS, 1966, ON THE CENTRAL CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF VERACRUZ, GULF OF MEXICO BY SERGIO CHAZARO-OLVERA 1 ), ARTURO ROCHA-RAMIREZ 1 ) and RAMIRO ROMAN-CONTRERAS 2 ) 1 ) Laboratorio de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Iztacala, Avenida de los Barrios s/n, Los Reyes Iztacala, Apartado Postal 314, Tlalnepantla, Estado de México, 54090, Mexico 2 ) Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-305, Mexico, D.F. 04510, Mexico ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to contribute to the knowledge of abundance, fecundity, sex ratio, maturity, and diet of the crab Callinectes similis , on the central continental shelf off Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico. Samples were collected at night on 23-24 April 1996. In all, 2,066 crabs were collected from professional catches of shrimps, 259 of which were C. similis ; 126 specimens of this species were collected in the sample taken at 06:00 h. C. similis was the second most abundant species of all crabs collected. The sex ratio showed a predominance of males probably because females are found at greater depths. C. similis is called “dwarf crab” in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Crustaceana Brill

OBSERVATIONS ON FEEDING, MATURITY, AND FECUNDITY OF CALLINECTES SIMILIS WILLIAMS, 1966, ON THE CENTRAL CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF VERACRUZ, GULF OF MEXICO

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© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/156854000504417
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OBSERVATIONS ON FEEDING, MATURITY, AND FECUNDITY OF CALLINECTES SIMILIS WILLIAMS, 1966, ON THE CENTRAL CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF VERACRUZ, GULF OF MEXICO BY SERGIO CHAZARO-OLVERA 1 ), ARTURO ROCHA-RAMIREZ 1 ) and RAMIRO ROMAN-CONTRERAS 2 ) 1 ) Laboratorio de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Iztacala, Avenida de los Barrios s/n, Los Reyes Iztacala, Apartado Postal 314, Tlalnepantla, Estado de México, 54090, Mexico 2 ) Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-305, Mexico, D.F. 04510, Mexico ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to contribute to the knowledge of abundance, fecundity, sex ratio, maturity, and diet of the crab Callinectes similis , on the central continental shelf off Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico. Samples were collected at night on 23-24 April 1996. In all, 2,066 crabs were collected from professional catches of shrimps, 259 of which were C. similis ; 126 specimens of this species were collected in the sample taken at 06:00 h. C. similis was the second most abundant species of all crabs collected. The sex ratio showed a predominance of males probably because females are found at greater depths. C. similis is called “dwarf crab” in the

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