Fecundity and Reproductive Output in Nine Species of Cancer crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura, Cancridae)

  title={Fecundity and Reproductive Output in Nine Species of Cancer crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura, Cancridae)},
  author={Anson H. Hines},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  • A. Hines
  • Published 1 February 1991
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
The major variables of reproductive output and fecundity were compared among brooding females of nine species of Cancer from the North Pacific and North Atlantic: C. oregonensis, C. gracilis, C. irroratus, C. antennarius, C. productus, C. borealis, C. anthonyi, C. magister, and C. pagurus. Female body size is the principal determinant of reproductive output, with dry body weights spanning two orders of magnitude from 1.2 to 199.5 g among species and often one order of magnitude within species… 

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