Hematodinium Life Cycle (image) Virginia Institute of Marine Science Caption The complex life cycle of Hematodinium in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. Credit Graphic courtesy of professor Jeff Shields/VIMS. Usage Restrictions One-time use only. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.