Effect of temperature on growth and survival of the tropical freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens)(Decapoda, Parastacidae)

Jones, Clive M. (1995) Effect of temperature on growth and survival of the tropical freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens)(Decapoda, Parastacidae). In: Freshwater Crayfish VIII: Papers from the 8th International Symposium on Astacology, pp. 391-398. From: 8th International Symposium on Astacology, 22-26 April 1990, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

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Abstract

Cherax quadricarinatus is a freshwater crayfish indigenous to southern Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. In Australia it forms the basis of a rapidly developing aquaculture industry. An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of temperature (range 20 to 34°C) on the growth and survival of juvenile C. quadricarinatus. Survival of crayfish was significantly less at 34°C, than at 20, 24, 28 or 32°C. Best growth was achieved at 28 and 24°C. Significantly less growth was evident at 32, 20 and 34°C, respectively. Comparison with the temperature tolerance of Macrobrachium rosenbergii suggests that C. quadricarinatus has a greater geographic potential for aquaculture.

Item ID: 31558
Item Type: Conference Item (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0-9642382-1-3
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 05:00
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) @ 100%
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