A study of reproductive females of the freshwater crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes

Abstract

Details of the female annual reproductive cycle in the population from Northumberland are given. Mating occurs in October and is followed by egg laying in early November. Eggs are carried by females until the following July–August when hatching occurs. The smallest ‘berried’ female caught was 25 mm carapace length (C.L.) and this was chosen as the minimum… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00008717

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