Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Menippe adina Williams & Felder, 1986
Catalog Number: USNM 228864
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male; female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): C. Dugas
Year Collected: 1982
Locality: Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean
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Holotype for Menippe adina Williams & Felder, 1986
Catalog Number: USNM 228861
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): C. Dugas
Year Collected: 1982
Locality: Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean
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Allotype for Menippe adina Williams & Felder, 1986
Catalog Number: USNM 228862
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): C. Dugas
Year Collected: 1982
Locality: Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean
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Paratype for Menippe adina Williams & Felder, 1986
Catalog Number: USNM 228863
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male; female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): C. Dugas
Year Collected: 1982
Locality: Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean
  • Paratype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 12 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 6 - 18
  Temperature range (°C): 24.381 - 24.381
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.491 - 1.491
  Salinity (PPS): 35.844 - 35.844
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.848 - 4.848
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.180 - 0.180
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.550 - 2.550

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 6 - 18
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Menippe adina

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Menippe adina

Menippe adina is a species of crab, sometimes called the Gulf stone crab[1] or Western Gulf stone crab.[2] It is very closely related to the Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria, of which it is sometimes considered to be a sub-species.

Description[edit]

Stone crabs have a hard exoskeleton shell which is brownish red with gray spots on top but a tan underside. They have two large and unequally-sized chelae (claws), which have black tips. The stone crab's carapace, or main shell, is 3-to-3.5 in long (76.2-to-88.9 mm) and nearly 4 inches (102 mm) wide. The males have a smaller carapace than females of a similar age, but males generally have larger chelae than females.[3]

Range[edit]

The geographic range of M. adina overlaps with that of M. mercenaria, extending from Wakulla County, Florida around the Gulf of Mexico to Tamaulipas state, Mexico.[2]

Fishery[edit]

Stone crabs are typically found feeding near jetties, oyster reefs, or other rocky areas, as well as in marshes, such as where blue crabs are, and can be caught with line or in traps.[3] In most jurisdictions, only the right (usually crusher) claw of the Gulf Coast stone crab can be retained, which will regrow, and the crab is returned live to the spot from which it was harvested. The claw must be at least 2.75 inches (7.0 cm), as measured from the tip claw to the first joint beyond the moveable claw.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Menippe adina". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Harriet Perry and Kirsten Larsen (2004). "Guide to Shelf Invertebrates, Gulf of Mexico". Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Gulf Coast Stone Crab". Marine Species. TPWD. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/stone-crabs/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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