Population Studies of the Blue Crabs of the Matagorda Bay System - Studies of the Blue Crab Populations of the Texas Coast


Small blue crabs were abundant near shore in April, July, and November of 1962. Large crabs were common in the bay from April through October. The lack of adult females in May and June samples indicate a movement from the bay. Variations in monthly sex ratios were more pronounced among larger crabs.


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Matagorda Bay, blue crab, stock assessment