Reproduction of Lithodes santolla
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Main Ref. Lovrich, G.A. and J.H. Vinuesa, 1999
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning Frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch Spawner No
Reproductive Guild bearers
External brooders
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Life cycle: Females begin molting in late November to early December. Fertilization occurs right after oviposition. Embryogenesis lasts 9-10 months. Larval hatching occurs between mid-September and October. Embryos develop into lecithotrophic or facultative larvae, which passes through three zoeal and one megalopal stages, and later metamorphoses to the first benthic crab stage. Mating behavior: A precopulatory embrace occurs between an old-shelled male and a recently molted female. Females carry 5500-60000 eggs (Ref. 93013).
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