Reproductive Biology of Blue Crabs

Blue Crab Life Cycle



 

Articles:

The relative roles of predation and sperm competition on the duration of the post-copulatory association between the sexes in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Paul Jivoff
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Sexual competition among males in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Paul Jivoff
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Female behavior, sexual competition and pre-copulatory mate guarding in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Paul Jivoff and Anson Hines
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The effect of female molt stage and sex ratio on courtship behavior in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Paul Jivoff and Anson Hines
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The influence of male mating history on male-male competition and female choice in mating associations in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun).
Matthew Kendall and Thomas Wolcott
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Other Publications:

Seitz, R., R. Lipcius, W. Stockhausen & M. Montane. 2001. Efficacy of blue crab spawning sanctuaries in Chesapeake Bay. Pp. xxx-xxx in: Kruse, G.H., N. Bez, A. Booth, M. W. Dorn, S. Hills, R. N. Lipcius, D. Pelletier, C. Roy, S. J. Smith, and D. Witherell Spatial Processes and Management of Marine Populations. University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-01-02, Fairbanks.

Lipcius, R. R. Seitz, W. Goldsborogh, M. Montane, and W. Stockhausen. 2001. A deep-water dispersal corridor for adult female blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay. Pp 643-666 in Kruse, G. H., N. Bez, A. Booth, M. W. Dorn, S. Hills, R. N. Lipcius, D. Pelletier, C. Roy, S. J. Smith, and D. Witherell (Eds.). Spatial Processes and Management of Fish Populations . Univ. of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-01-02, Fairbanks.

Kendall, M.S., D.L. Wolcott, T.G. Wolcott, and A.H. Hines. 2001. Reproductive potential of male blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus , in a heavily fished population: depletion and recovery of sperm and seminal fluid. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Science 58:1168-1177.

Hines, A.H., P.R. Jivoff, P.J. Bushmann, J. vanMontfrans, and D.L Wolcott. 2003. Evidence for sperm limitation in female blue crabs ( Callinectes sapidus ). Bulletin of Marine Science 72:287-310. (Featured by the journal for this issue).

Turner, H.V., D.L. Wolcott, T.G. Wolcott, and A.H. Hines. 2003. Post-mating behavior, intramolt growth, and onset of migration to Chesapeake Bay spawning grounds by adult female blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 295:107-130.

Jivoff, P.R. 2003. A review of male mating success in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, in reference to the potential for fisheries-induced sperm limitation. Bulletin of Marine Science 72:273-286.

Hopkins, Wynne C. Bost. 2002. Number and viability of stored sperm in the female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. M.S. thesis. Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 47 p. Co-advised with Donna L. Wolcott and Thomas G. Wolcott.

Carver, Adina Motz, 2001. Selective fishing pressure on large male blue crabs negatively affects male size, sex ratio, and population reproductive potential in the upper Chesapeake Bay. M.S. Thesis. Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 38 p. Co-advised with Thomas G. Wolcott and Donna L. Wolcott.

Turner, Heather V.R. 2000. Behavior and growth in post-copulatory female blue crabs. M.S. thesis. Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 88 p. Co-advised with Thomas G. Wolcott and Donna L. Wolcott.

Jivoff, Paul R. 1995. Sexual selection, mate guarding and individual reproductive success in the blue crab , Callinectes sapidus . Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park, 141 p. Co-advised with Gerald Borgia.

Smith, L.D. 1992. The impact of limb autotomy on mate competition in blue crabs Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. Oecologia 89:494-501.