Two stone crab species are found in Florida. They are closely related, readily interbreed, and are managed as one species by the fishing industry.
This summary highlights fishery-independent sampling program catch data collected at eight sampling locations.
Reports provide data on catch, sizes and other fisheries-related aspects of the stone crab monitoring program.
This executive summary provides an update on Florida's stone crab fishery.
Species accounts for Florida Stone Crab, Menippe
, and Gulf Stone Crab, M. adina.
What does a crustacean biologist do? Learn about FWRI's current and past stone crab research.
Do you have questions about stone crabs? Read the stone crab FAQ for answers.
Ride along as two FWRI researchers experience a day on the water
with a commercial stone crab fishing crew.
Access this scientific publication on the color differences between two species of stone crabs.
The Florida stone crab and the gulf stone crab were once one species. Changes in climate and sea level probably kept two populations separate over time until they became genetically distinct.
Check the crustacean glossary for definitions of terms.