Occurrence of additional Zoea-VI larvae in the mud crab, Scylla paramamosain (Estampador), reared in the laboratory

Zeng, Chaoshu, Li, Shaojing, and Zeng, Hui (2004) Occurrence of additional Zoea-VI larvae in the mud crab, Scylla paramamosain (Estampador), reared in the laboratory. Hydrobiologia, 529 (1-3). pp. 49-58.

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Abstract

Mud crabs, Scylla spp. , are commercially important in many Indo-Pacific countries. The larval development of mud crabs has been reported previously as five zoeal and one megalopal stages. This paper reports larval rearing experiments that revealed variability in larval developmental stages in the mud crab Scylla paramamosain, one of four mud crab species. In addition to normal five zoeal stages, an alternative pathway of developing through six zoeal stages was observed for the crab. There were evidences suggested that the appearance of the additional Zoea-VI larvae was associated with unfavourable dietary conditions, including poor quality of diet, inadequate quantity of dietary supply and a period of starvation for newly hatched larvae. Based on exuviae and larval specimens, the morphology of the additional Zoea-VI larvae was described.

Item ID: 926
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
ISSN: 1573-5117
Keywords: Mud crab, Scylla paramamosain, Variability in larval stages, Additional Zoea-VI, Dietary conditions, Larval morphology
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 34%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830201 Fisheries Recreational @ 33%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries- Wild Caught not elsewhere classified @ 33%
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