Relative Growth and Sexual Maturity of the Hermit Crab Paguristes erythrops (Anomura, Diogenidae) from South Atlantic

@article{Biagi2005RelativeGA,
  title={Relative Growth and Sexual Maturity of the Hermit Crab Paguristes erythrops (Anomura, Diogenidae) from South Atlantic},
  author={Renata Biagi and F.L.M. Mantelatto},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={559},
  pages={247-254}
}
Some morphometric relationships were studied in the hermit crab Paguristes erythrops to describe its relative growth and the size at which sexual maturity is reached, as well as the shell influence on this process. Individuals were collected monthly from January to December/1999, by SCUBA diving and 12 different characters were measured on males and females. Sexual size dimorphism was observed in length and width of left cheliped. Size at sexual maturity was estimated between 2.8 and 3.5 mm… CONTINUE READING