Jivoff, Paul Robert (1995) The role of mate guarding, Male Size and Male Investment on Individual Reproductive Success in the Blue Crab, Callinectes Sapidus. PhD Thesis, University of Maryland, 148pp.
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Male blue crabs, Callinectes Sapidus, guard their mates before and after mating, suggesting that the conditions regulating both types of mate guarding dictate individual reproductive success. I tested the hypothesis that large male blue crabs have advantages in sexual competition using experimental manipulations, a simulation model, and field data on crabs from mid-Chesapeake Bay between 1991-1994.
|Title:||The role of mate guarding, Male Size and Male Investment on Individual Reproductive Success in the Blue Crab, Callinectes Sapidus.|
|Number of Pages:||148|
|Institution:||University of Maryland|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs, mating, post-copulatory mate guarding, modelling|
|Depositing User:||Kathleen Heil|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jul 2012 15:06|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2012 15:06|
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