Alternate Title

An Unusually Small Egg-Carrying Callinectes sapidus in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, with Comments on the Barnacle Loxothylacus texanus

Document Type

Short Communication


This communication reports the smallest verified egg-carrying specimen of Callinectes sapidus. With a carapace 20 mm long by 47 mm wide, the female measures considerably less than most other mature individuals, but about the same as an average-sized individual infected with an adult specimen of the rhizocephalan Loxothylacus texanus.

First Page


Last Page