The role of mate guarding, Male Size and Male Investment on Individual Reproductive Success in the Blue Crab, Callinectes Sapidus.

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Thesis
Title: The role of mate guarding, Male Size and Male Investment on Individual Reproductive Success in the Blue Crab, Callinectes Sapidus.
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CreatorsEmail
Jivoff, Paul Robertpjivoff@rider.edu
Number of Pages: 148
Date: 1995
Department: Zoology
Institution: University of Maryland
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs, mating, post-copulatory mate guarding, modelling
Subjects: Aquaculture
Conservation
Ecology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 8928
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 15:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 15:06
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8928

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