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Population parameters and the relationships between environmental factors and abundance of the Acetes americanus shrimp (Dendrobranchiata: Sergestidae) near a coastal upwelling region of Brazil

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Freitas dos Santos, Ana Paula [1] ; Simoes, Sabrina Morilhas [1] ; Bochini, Gabriel Lucas [1] ; Costa, Cinthia Helena [1] ; da Costa, Rogerio Caetano [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Fac Ciencias, Dept Ciencias Biol, LAB CAM Lab Biol Camaroes Marinhos & Agua Doce, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Oceanography; v. 63, n. 3, p. 229-238, JUL-SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The population dynamics of Acetes americanus was investigated, focusing on the sex ratio, individual growth, longevity, recruitment and relationship between abundance and environmental factors in the region of Macae, strongly influenced by coastal upwelling. Otter trawl net samplings were performed from July 2010 to June 2011 at two points (5 m and 15 m). Nearly 19,500 specimens, predominantly females (77.15%), were captured. Their sizes, larger than that of males, indicated sexual dimorphism. Shrimps at lower latitudes present larger sizes and longer longevity than those from higher latitudes. This difference is probably due to low temperatures and high primary productivity. Though no statistical correlation was found between abundance and environmental factors, the species was more abundant in temperatures closer to 20.0 degrees C and in months with high chlorophyll-a levels. Due to the peculiar characteristics of this region, A. americanus showed greater differences in size and longevity than individuals sampled in other studies undertaken in the continental shelf of Southeast Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54672-4 - Reproductive biology and dynamic population of the Penaeoidean shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda) from southeastern Brazilian coast: latitudinal effect and suggestion for fishery control
Grantee:Rogério Caetano da Costa
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/14874-0 - Population dynamics of the seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri (Heller, 1862) (Decapoda: Penaeidae) in the coastal region of Cananéia, extreme South of São Paulo State: scientific support for shrimp closed season
Grantee:Ana Paula Freitas dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/01632-3 - Taxonomic status of Acetes americanus in the Western Atlantic: are Acetes americanus americanus and Acetes americanus carolinae the same species?
Grantee:Sabrina Morilhas Simões
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/50188-8 - Decapod crustaceans: multi-disciplinary characterization of the sea biodiversity of the State of São Paulo (taxonomy, spermiotaxonomy, molecular biology and population dynamics)
Grantee:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants