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Life history of the blue crab.

Edward Perry Churchill

Life history of the blue crab.

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Published by Govt. print. off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crabs,
  • Portunidae

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby E. P. Churchill, jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL444.D3 C5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., p. 93-128,
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL249497M
    LC Control Numberf 19000042
    OCLC/WorldCa6384539

    The natural predators of C. sapidus include eels, drum, striped bass, spot, trout, some sharks, humans, cownose rays, and whiptail stingrays.


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Throughout their range from Maine to South America, their life cycle is dependent on estuarine habitat1. Since the Chesapeake Bay is the western Atlantic's largestFile Size: KB. Callinectes sapidus is a decapod crab of the swimming crab family Portunidae.

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