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Mortality Associated with Declawing Stone Crabs, Menippe mercenaria

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Date Issued:
1978
Summary:
Claws greater than 7.0 cm propodus length were removed from 201 stone crabs, Menippe mercenaria, using commercially accepted techniques. The crabs were held in aquaria before and after declawing. Forty-seven of 101 crabs that had both claws removed died, and 28 of 100 single claw amputees died. Seventy six percent of the casualties died within 24 hours of declawing. Declawing wound width was significantly correlated with survival. Instantaneous crab mortality estimated from measured declawing wounds of four commercial fishermen ranged from 23 to 51 percent.
Title: Mortality Associated with Declawing Stone Crabs, Menippe mercenaria.
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Name(s): Davis, Gary E., creator
Baughman, Douglas S., creator
Chapman, James D., creator
MacArthur, Donald, creator
Pierce, Alan C., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Date Issued: 1978
Publisher: Everglades National Park (Agency : U.S.). South Florida Research Center
Extent: 23 pages, 28 cm.
Physical Description: Report T-522
Language(s): English
Summary: Claws greater than 7.0 cm propodus length were removed from 201 stone crabs, Menippe mercenaria, using commercially accepted techniques. The crabs were held in aquaria before and after declawing. Forty-seven of 101 crabs that had both claws removed died, and 28 of 100 single claw amputees died. Seventy six percent of the casualties died within 24 hours of declawing. Declawing wound width was significantly correlated with survival. Instantaneous crab mortality estimated from measured declawing wounds of four commercial fishermen ranged from 23 to 51 percent.
Identifier: FI44440002 (IID), 3175156 (digitool), fiu:29668 (fedora)
Note(s): 23 p.
Subject(s): Stone crabs
Menippe mercenaria fisheries
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Host Institution: FIU