Advisor. Thesis, Marine Science.

Fish such as mullet , flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), shad (Alosa sapidissima), and blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) migrate ... zooplankton and phytoplankton take that role in the estuarine habitat. Repository Usage Stats .
Predation in estuarine systems is an important source of mortality for benthic organisms. The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is known for its color and delicious flavor.The crab's scientific name means "savory beautiful swimmer." Rittschof, Daniel. Though these traps are successful in capturing larger decapods that cannot escape through the meshing around the trap, they are not suitable for other smaller species (adults or juveniles that are generally <5cm carapace width) that can escape.

Florida Marine Research Institute (USA) [Corporate Author] Moran, Megan. The Effect of Artificial Shoreline on Habitat Quality and Mortality of Blue Crabs, Callinectes sapidus. Examining the Influence of Genetics on Migration and Habitat Preference in Callinectes sapidus View / Download 769.0 Kb. 2020-04-23 Author. Garber, Nikola Marie While blue crabs do … Stocks of estuarine migrant species can be challenging to assess due to a relative lack of abundance data in offshore areas and complex interactions between spawning behavior and estuarine geomorphology.

Prey selection by juvenile crabs, Callinectes sapidus between two micrograzing gastropods, Astyris lunata and Bittiolum varium, within estuarine seagrass habitat. Major Professor: Richard W. Heard (Research Director: Chet F. Rakocinski).
Blue crabs Callinectes sapidus are voracious predators in Chesapeake Bay and other estuarine habitats.

Their scientific name, Callinectes sapidus, means "savory beautiful swimmer." M.S. Especially common in estuaries, this species ranges into fresh water, and may be found offshore. (Linnaeus, 1758) and Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun, 1896). The blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun (1896), is a commercially important brachyuran crab species throughout the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, with 2007 landings totaling over 62,000 metric tons ().Catch data indicate that large-scale fluctuations in annual abundance are characteristic of blue crab populations, yet the underlying causes are unknown. INTRODUCTION.

Callinectes sapidus, the blue crab, is a bottom-dweller found in a variety of habitats ranging from the saltiest water of the gulf to almost fresh water of the back bays. Date. 17 views. The overall objective of this research, conducted by Paul Jivoff, Ph.D. of Rider University, was to examine the effect of bulkheading on marine and estuarine habitats, the diversity of species and the relative abundance of individuals, particularly the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Mollusks gather at the St. Johns estuary in large numbers, feeding on the bottom of the river and ocean floors.

Population ecology of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, in a subtropical estuary: population structure, aspects of reproduction, and habitat partitioning [1994] Steele, P. Bert, T.M.

The blue crab Callinectes sapidus in the South Atlantic Bight (SAB), USA, inhabits estuaries ranging from large semi-enclosed bays to narrow river mouths where estuarine conditions … Habitat.