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Can the pattern of juvenile recruitment and population structure of the speckled swimming crab Arenaeus cribrarius (Decapoda: Brachyura) be determined by geographical variations?

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Author(s):
de Andrade, Luciana Segura [1, 2] ; Frameschi, Israel Fernandes [1, 2] ; Castilho, Antonio Leao [1, 2] ; da Costa, Rogerio Caetano [1, 3] ; Fransozo, Adilson [1, 2]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP, NEBECC, Crustacean Biol Ecol & Culture Study Grp, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[3] UNESP, Fac Ciencias, Dept Ciencias Biol, Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: MARINE ECOLOGY-AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE; v. 36, n. 4, p. 950-958, DEC 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

This study evaluated the effect of environmental stimuli and selective pressures in different geographical areas along a latitudinal gradient, on the juvenile recruitment, population structure, and sex ratio of the speckled swimming crab Arenaeus cribrarius. Samples were collected monthly during 1 year in three locations along the Brazilian coast: Macae, state of Rio de Janeiro (MAC, 22 degrees 47' S, 41 degrees 45' W); Ubatuba, Sao Paulo (UBA, 23 degrees 27' S, 44 degrees 58' W); and Sao Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina (SFS, 26 degrees 08' S, 48 degrees 34' W). The specimens of A. cribrarius were identified, counted, sexed, and measured for maximum carapace width (CW). The largest juvenile found was in UBA (47.7 +/- 1.36 mm); and the largest adult females and males in MAC (74.26 +/- 0.93 and 77.04 +/- 0.79 mm, respectively). Recruitment in MAC was continuous, whereas in UBA and SFS, recruitment showed seasonal characteristics. The sex ratio was skewed toward females only in UBA; in MAC and SFS, males and females were present in equal proportions. These results indicate that geographical variations can cause differences in the recruitment and population structure of A. cribrarius. These regional differences call attention to the necessity for improved management plans and control of shrimp fishing, which can affect population patterns such as juvenile recruitment, population structure and life history of the target species and species that are caught in bycatch from shrimping, such as the swimming crab A. cribrarius. (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: 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