|Larvae hatch in March - April in adult habitat
of 70 - 90 m. Five larval stages over 2 - 3
months. Larvae settle in summer. found in shallower
regions < 54 m.
|12 months; 21 mm carapace length (c/l); 6.5
|Back on adult grounds. 18 to 24 months. Mature
and function as males. 24 months; 33 mm c/l; 23 g
|24 to 30 months transforming from males to
females (transition phase).
|Females by 36 months. Most growth occurs in
May/June, then energy is directed to reproductive
48 months; 38 mm c/l; 35 g.; Eggs carried (2000 to 4000) by female for about 5 months in the period September to April. After spawning high mortality. Few second spawners.