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Contribution to the knowledge of moulting and growth of Callinectes arcuatus Ordway, 1863 (Brachyura, Portunidae) in Baja California Sur, Mexico

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[Growth and moulting cycle of the crab, Callinectes arcuatus were studied. Specimens were divided into four experimental groups, depending on size. A group of eyestalk-ablated crabs was also included. The smallest crabs had the largest increase in size on a percentage basis. The average growth of the crabs after moulting, as well as the soft crab condition, are reported and discussed. El ciclo de muda y crecimiento de la jaiba Callinectes arcuatus fueron estudiados. Los especimenes fueron divididos en cuatro grupos experimentales en función de la talla. Se incluyo un grupo adicional de jaibas ablacionadas. En términos de porcentaje, las jaibas de menor talla tuvieron un incremento de talla mayor. El crecimiento promedio de las jaibas después de la muda, así como la fase de jaiba suave o mudada son reportados y discutidos., Growth and moulting cycle of the crab, Callinectes arcuatus were studied. Specimens were divided into four experimental groups, depending on size. A group of eyestalk-ablated crabs was also included. The smallest crabs had the largest increase in size on a percentage basis. The average growth of the crabs after moulting, as well as the soft crab condition, are reported and discussed. El ciclo de muda y crecimiento de la jaiba Callinectes arcuatus fueron estudiados. Los especimenes fueron divididos en cuatro grupos experimentales en función de la talla. Se incluyo un grupo adicional de jaibas ablacionadas. En términos de porcentaje, las jaibas de menor talla tuvieron un incremento de talla mayor. El crecimiento promedio de las jaibas después de la muda, así como la fase de jaiba suave o mudada son reportados y discutidos.]

Affiliations: 1: Centro Universitario de la Costa, Universidad de Guadalajara, Av. Universidad de Guadalajara 203, Delegación Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48280, Mexico; 2: Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), Mar Bermejo 195, Colonia Playa Palo Santa Rita, La Paz, B.C.S. 23090, Mexico; 3: Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional (CIIDIR-SINALOA-IPN), Apdo. Postal 280, Guasave, Sinaloa 81000, Mexico

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2007-07-01
2016-12-11

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