Occurrence and distribution of an outbreak of infection of Loxothylacus texanus (Rhizocephala) in blue crabs in Galveston Bay, Texas, with special reference to size and coloration of the parasite's external reproductive structures.

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
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dc.contributor.authorWardle, W.J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTirpak, A.J.en_US
dc.contributor.otherJournal of Crustacean Biology.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:08:33Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:08:33Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionp. 553-560.en_US
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dc.description.abstractExternae (reproductive structures) of Loxothylacus texanus were found on 10.3% of 1,521 blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) examined in Galveston Bay, May through July 1989. Infections were found in areas of the bay where annual salinities average between 15 and 30 ppt. No externae were found on 577 crabs in intertidal areas. Of 944 crabs collected in subtidal habitats, 156 (16.5%) bore the parasite's externae. In a separate analysis of 284 externae collected from 237 host crabs, the number of externae per crab ranged from 1-4 (mean = 1.2). The volume of externae (in cm cubed) ranged from 0.5-5.8 (mean = 3.3). The carapace width (in mm) of host crabs ranged from 49-100 mm (mean = 68.9). The developmental sequence of externae as indicated by external coloration is: white, tan, yellow, brown, salmon, and purple.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/22209
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dc.locationTAMUG Periodical Collection.en_US
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dc.notesen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries4395.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
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dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectblue craben_US
dc.subjectcrabsen_US
dc.subjectLoxothylacus texanusen_US
dc.subjectparasitesen_US
dc.subjectparasitismen_US
dc.subjectparasitologyen_US
dc.titleOccurrence and distribution of an outbreak of infection of Loxothylacus texanus (Rhizocephala) in blue crabs in Galveston Bay, Texas, with special reference to size and coloration of the parasite's external reproductive structures.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.vol-issue11(4)en_US

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