Chapter 2. Reproduction

  1. Bruce F. Phillips
  1. Alison B. MacDiarmid1 and
  2. Bernard Sainte-Marie2

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995969.ch2

Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries

How to Cite

MacDiarmid, A. B. and Sainte-Marie, B. (2006) Reproduction, in Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries (ed B. F. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995969.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental Biology, Muresk Institute, Curtin, University of Technology, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

  2. 2

    Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 19 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126571

Online ISBN: 9780470995969

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Keywords:

  • lobsters;
  • reproduction;
  • reproductive morphology;
  • sperm delivery and storage;
  • maturation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reproductive morphology

  • Maturation

  • Timing and duration of female receptivity

  • Mate attraction, recognition, choice and competition

  • Copulation and sperm transfer and storage

  • Fertilisation and egg-laying

  • Egg brooding and hatching

  • Lobster mating systems and exploitation

  • Conclusions