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Population biology and size at the onset of sexual maturity of the amphidromous prawn Macrobrachium olfersii (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) in an urban river in southeastern Brazil

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Pescinelli, Regis Augusto ; Carosia, Mariana Fronja ; Farinelli Pantaleao, Joao Alberto ; Simoes, Sabrina Morilhas ; Costa, Rogerio Caetano
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: INVERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT; v. 60, n. 4, p. 254-262, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Information on population biology is essential for a better understanding of the ecological stability of a species and the ecosystem in which it lives, especially in areas affected by anthropogenic activities. This study investigated the population biology of Macrobrachium olfersii in an ecosystem under human impact, focusing on sex ratio, reproductive period, and juvenile recruitment. The onset of sexual maturity was also estimated. Samplings were performed monthly in the daytime from June 2006 to May 2007 on the Taquaral River in the city of Ubatuba, SAo Paulo State, Brazil. The sex ratio was skewed towards females, and both the reproductive period and the juvenile recruitment were continuous. The estimated size at which the species reached sexual maturity corroborated studies on populations from other locations. Results from the current study strongly indicate that the ecosystem studied may have suffered environmental stress, which probably interfered with the migration and establishment of the species: during the study, the species was found in significant abundance, but six years later, it was not captured in samplings. (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