Mortality and catchability estimates for the stone crab (Menippe mercenaria) in Everglades National Park

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Abstract

Mortality of adult males inhabiting an area off Cape Sable was estimated. Natural mortality rates range from 0.780-6.867 per annum. Differences in the mortality estimates are attributed to dominance of specific size groups included in the tagging experiments, with mortality rates varying linearly with size of tagged individuals. Higher natural mortality rates corresponded to individuals with carapace widths at or above the average size at terminal molt. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-334
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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