Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Small xanthid crabs are among the most abundant members of estuarine communities, and doubtless they have important influence in several communities. In Chesapeake Bay and environs mud crabs are one of the most conspicious members of the oyster community, and they must comprise a large biomass, despite their small size.
Collections and observations were made at 11 localities visited at least once a month on the Eastern Shore of Virginia from August 1959 through November 1960, with some scattered study until August 1961.
Unpublished manuscript from the H.D. Hoese collection. Observations and studies from the Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague and region.
Hoese, H. D. (1961) Studies on the Mud Crabs (Xanthidae) of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2574