The life history of Diastylis quadrispinosa (Sars, 1871) (Crustacea: Cumacea) in Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick
Canadian Journal of Zoology 611: 108-111
ISSN/ISBN: 0008-4301 DOI: 10.1139/z83-012
D. quadrispinosa inhabiting depths of 5-60 m in Passamaquoddy Bay breeds during late fall. Gravid females overwinter and release young during April to about mid-May. The life span is 5-6 mo. for males and 12-13 mo. for females. Females produce 1 brood with a mean fecundity of 67.2 (range, 26-149).