Egg Development Steps of the Warm Hermit Crab Paguristes Tortugae out-of Brazil

Fernando L. Yards. Mantelatto, Vera F. Alarcon, Renata B. Garcia, Eggs Design Strategies of Tropical Hermit Crab Paguristes Tortugae out of Brazil, Record regarding Crustacean Biology, Regularity 22, Thing dos, 1975-99990246


The aim of the present study was to characterize the total and seasonal fecundity of the hermit crab Paguristes tortugae as well as the influence of shell type on fecundity using the morphometric relationship. Ovigerous females were collected monthly from January to December, 1998, in the infralittoral region of Anchieta Island. Samplings were performed using SCUBA. The hermit crabs and the gastropod shells were measured. (more…)