Issues of Decapod Crustacean Biology by R. Cannas, A. Cau, A. M. Deiana, S. Salvadori, J. Tagliavini

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By R. Cannas, A. Cau, A. M. Deiana, S. Salvadori, J. Tagliavini (auth.), M. Thessalou-Legaki (eds.)

This quantity provides the court cases of the 8th Colloquium Crustacea Decapoda Mediterranea, which used to be held on the Ionian collage on Corfu Island, Greece, from 2 to six September 2002, and displays fresh developments in decapod crustacean study. The assembly is the oldest ecu carcinological occasion, geared up frequently at 3-year durations for the reason that 1972. even supposing keen on the Mediterranean Sea, world wide contributions supplied a discussion board for fruitful touch and clinical exchange.

The ebook covers up to date concerns in decapod crustacean examine, together with genetics, morphology, copy, ecology, behaviour and fisheries, and it really is essentially aimed toward scientists drawn to decapod crustacean learn, yet different scientists and decision-makers engaged on marine ecology and fisheries also will locate up to date info on appropriate issues.

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This allows only restricted space to accommodate the increase in size of the ripening ovary. All of the studies cited above relate to free living crabs. These have a heavily calcified and inelastic integument enclosing the cephalothorax, and the ovaries are restricted to the cephalothoracic cavity. However, in certain commensal crabs much higher values have been determined (Table 2). Two pinnotherid crabs commensal in bivalves, Pinnotheres ostreum Say and Fabia subquadrata Dana, had values of 66 and 97%, respectively (Hines, 1992).

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