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Table 3 Maturity stages of H. marsupialis ovigerous females from Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Egypt

From: The growth and reproductive biology of the coral gall crab, Hapalocarcinus marsupialis Stimpson, 1859 (Crustacea: Cryptochiridae), from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Egypt

Month Stages
I II III IV V Diameter of oocytes (μm)
January 3 2 1 3   20–49
February 6 3   2 2 10–45
March 6 1 4    35–50
April 4 4 3    31–50
May 5 2 3 1 2 30–49
June 8 10 5 7   30–47
July Area was not visited
August 3 9 7 3 3 21–45
September 1 4 2 1 2 32–50
October 1 2   1   23–50
November 3 1   1   22–48
December 5 2 1 1   31–45