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Beck, M. April 95. Size-Specific Shelter Limitation in Stone Crabs: A Test of the Demographic Bottleneck Hypothesis. Ecology, 76(3): 968-980.

Bert, T., J. Stevely. 1999. Population Characteristics of the stone crab, *Menippe mercenaria*, in Florida Bay and the Florida Keys. Marine Science, 44(1): 515.

Gulf Shores Marine Fisheries Commission, 2001. "Summary table of the Stone Crab, *Menippe mercenaria*,: Life History for the Gulf of Mexico" (On-line). Accessed 11/04/04 at

Meinkoth, N. 1981. The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures. New York City: Knopf.

Raichlen, S. 2000. The Perfect Crab: It's all claw. NY Times, 51258: F1, F8.

Rupport, E., R. Barnes. 1994. Invertebrate Zoology 6th edition. USA: Sanders College Publishing.

Williams, A. 1984. Shrimps, lobsters, and crabs of the Atlantic coast of the Eastern United States, Maine to Florida. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution.

Wu, C. 1997. Crab Crackers. Science News, 151(8): 122.

Brown, S. D. and T. M. Bert. 1993. The effect of temperature and salinity on molting and survival of Menippe adina and M. mercenaria (Crustacea, Decapoda) postsettlement juveniles. Marine Ecology Progress Series 99:41–49.
Brown, S. D., T. M. Bert, W. A. Tweedale, J. J. Torres, and W. J. Lindberg. 1992. The effects of temperature and salinity on survival and development of early life stage Florida stone crabs Menippe mercenaria (Say). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 157:115–136.
Dittel, A. I. and C. E. Epifanio. 1984. Growth and development of the portunid crab Callinectes arcuatus Ordway: Zoeae, megalopae, and juveniles. Journal of Crustacean Biology 4:491–494.
Epifanio, C. E., A. I. Dittel, S. Park, S. Schwalm, and A. Fouts. 1998. Early life history of Hemigrapsus sanguineus: A non-indigenous crab in the Middle Atlantic Bight (USA). Marine Ecology Progress Series 170:231–238. CrossRef
Gerhart, S. D. and T. M. Bert. 2008. Life-history aspects of stone crabs (Genus Menippe): Size at maturity, growth, and age. Journal of Crustacean Biology 28:252–261. BioOne
Hartnoll, R. G. 1982. Growth. 111–196. In, Bliss, D. E. and L. G. Abele. The Biology of Crustacea 2: Embryology, Morphology and Genetics. Academic Press. New York.
Krimsky, L. S. 2008. Recruitment processes in the Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria: the role of early life history stages. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware. 106.
Krimsky, L. S. and C. E. Epifanio. 2008. Multiple cues from multiple habitats: effect on metamorphosis of the Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 358:178–184. CrossRef
Leach, W. E. 1819. Entomostracés. In,. Dictionnaire des Sciences naturelles. Paris & Strasbourg. Vol. 14.
Lewis, R. R. and E. D. Estevez. 1988. The ecology of Tampa Bay, Florida: an estuarine profile. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Report 85(7.18),. 132.
Lindberg, W. J. and M. J. Marshall. 1984. Species profiles: Life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (south Florida) - stone crab. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FWS/OBS-82/11.21. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, TR EL-82-4. 17.
McMillen-Jackson, A., T. M. Bert, J. Snook, S. Gerhart, and N. Mulkey. 2006. Stone crab fishery-independent monitoring program annual report, 2006. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWC/FWRI) Publication Number IHR2006-15. FWC/FWRI. St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. 9.
Mootz, C. A. and C. E. Epifanio. 1974. Energy budget for Menippe mercenaria larvae fed Artemia nauplii. Biological Bulletin 146:44–55.
Muller, R. G., T. M. Bert, and S. D. Gerhart. 2006. The 2006 stock assessment update for the stone crab, Menippe spp., fishery in Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. IHR 2006-011. 47.
Ong, K. S. and J. D. Costlow Jr. 1970. The effect of salinity and temperature on the larval development of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria (Say), reared in the laboratory. Chesapeake Science 11:16–29.
Paperno, R., K. J. Mille, and E. Kadison. 2001. Patterns in species composition of fish and selected invertebrate assemblages in estuarine subregions near Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 52:117–130.
Restrepo, V. R. 1989. Growth estimates for male stone crabs along the southwest coast of Florida: A synthesis of available data and methods. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 118:20–29.
Savage, T. and M. R. McMahan. 1968. Growth of early juvenile stone crabs, Menippe mercenaria (Say, 1819). Florida Board of Conservation, Special Scientific Report No. 21. Marine Research Laboratory. St. Petersburg, Florida. 5.
Savage, T. and J. R. Sullivan. 1978. Growth and claw regeneration of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Florida Marine Research Publications Number 32. Marine Research Laboratory. St. Petersburg, Florida. 27.
Say, T. 1818. An account of the Crustacea of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 1 (2(1)):235–253.
Schomer, N. S. and R. D. Drew. 1982. An ecological characterization of the lower Everglades, Florida Bay, and the Florida Keys. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Washington D.C. 246.
Simonson, J. L. 1985. Reversal of handedness, growth, and claw stridulatory patterns in the stone crab Menippe mercenaria (Say) (Crustacea: Xanthidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 5:281–293. CrossRef
Tagatz, M. E. 1968. Growth of juvenile blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, in the St. Johns River, Florida. Fishery Bulletin 67:281–288.
Tunberg, B. G. and R. L. Creswell. 1991. Development, growth, and survival in the juvenile Caribbean king crab Mithrax spinosissimus (Lamrack) reared in the laboratory. Journal of Crustacean Biology 11:138–149.
Tweedale, W. A., T. M. Bert, and S. D. Brown. 1993. Growth of postsettlement juveniles of the Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria (Say) (Decapoda: Xanthidae), in the laboratory. Bulletin Marine Science 52:873–885.
Van Heukelem, W., M. C. Christman, C. E. Epifanio, and S. D. Sulkin. 1983. Growth of juvenile Geryon quinquedens (Brachyura: Geryonidae) in the laboratory. Fishery Bulletin 81:903–905.
Welch, J. M. and C. E. Epifanio. 1995. Effect of variations in prey abundance on growth and development of crab larvae reared in the laboratory and in large field-deployed enclosures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 116:55–64.