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Fig. 5. Size distributions of males and females spiny king crab Paralithodes brevipes late May in 1989–1991 (a–d) off the coast of Hamanaka per definite sampling efforts (10,000 crab pots d–1). MLS in (c) and (d) indicates the minimum legal size (∼69.7 mm CL). Each arrow indicates the annual average of male CL. CL: carapace length. Reprinted and modified with permission from Marine Ecology Progress Series, 296, Sato et al., Effects of male mating frequency and male size on ejaculate size and reproductive success of female spiny king crab, Paralithodes brevipes, 251–262, Fig. 7, © 2005b, Inter-Research Science Center.

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