Larval life span
buzbay at cape.com
Fri Jul 16 16:34:07 EST 1999
Following up on the request for info on polychaete lar-
val life and dispersion, I am keen on recent reviews or
updates on brachyuran crab larvae and their movement,
passive and otherwise.
Pea crabs, which I have work with locally and interna-
tionally for the past three decades, have disappeared.
These crabs, Pinnotheres maculatus, once infested the
common blue mussels in Cape Cod Canal to 100%;
they are now absent. The same is true for Quicks Hole
and the everal piers in Woods Hole. Water movements
may account for this.
At any rate I would like to know if any of you have info
or have published on similar phenomena. Thanks.
Cheers, Jack B. Pearce <buzbay at cape.com>
Buzzards Bay Lab
54 Upland av.
Falmouth, MA 02540, USA
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