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Development of juvenile Australian giant crabs, (Pseudocarcinus gigas Lamarck, 1818) (Decapoda: Oziidae), reared in the laboratory

Citation

Gardner, C and Welsford, D, Development of juvenile Australian giant crabs, (Pseudocarcinus gigas Lamarck, 1818) (Decapoda: Oziidae), reared in the laboratory, Australian Journal of Zoology, 51, (3) pp. 285-295. ISSN 0004-959X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/ZO02068

Abstract

Juvenile giant crabs (Pseudocarcinus gigas), sourced from laboratory-reared larvae, were ongrown through to the 7th crab stage over 2 years to allow identification of specimens collected for ecological studies. Morphological development through these stages is described. Each stage up to Crab 5 can be distinguished by changes in morphology of the appendages, primarily the 3rd maxilliped and antennule. Growth of juveniles under laboratory conditions was also recorded, with mean size of juveniles reaching 24.5 mm carapace length, 737 days after hatch.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Gardner, C (Professor Caleb Gardner)
Author:Welsford, D (Dr Dirk Welsford)
ID Code:28695
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-26
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