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The duration of mating also varies within the genus Hemigrapsus.
Among females known to have mated only once (n = 84), the number of viable eggs correlated positively with the duration of mating and with the age of the female at the time of fertilization and decreased significantly with successive ovipositions.
We used separate paired t-tests to compare the average number of copulations per cage and the average duration of mating for each species at each age.