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The reproductive performance of the Red-Algae shrimp Leander paulensis (Ortmann, 1897) (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) and the effect of post-spawning female weight gain on weight-dependent parameters

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Autor(es):
Zimmermann, Uwe [1, 2] ; Carvalho, Fabricio Lopes [2, 3] ; Mantelatto, Fernando L. [2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Tubingen, Fac Sci, Dept Biol, D-72076 Tubingen - Germany
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, FFCLRP, Dept Biol, LBSC, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] UFSB, IHAC JA, BR-45613204 Itabuna, BA - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Brazilian Journal of Oceanography; v. 63, n. 3, p. 207-216, JUL-SEP 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 7
Resumo

Decapod species have evolved with a variety of reproductive strategies. In this study reproductive features of the palaemonid shrimp Leander paulensis were investigated. Individuals were collected in the coastal region of Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In all, 46 ovigerous females were examined in terms of the following reproductive traits: fecundity, reproductive output, brood loss and egg volume. Leander paulensis produces a large number of small eggs with an average fecundity of 635 +/- 246 eggs. Egg volume increased significantly from early (0.034 +/- 0.008 mm(3)) to late development stage (0.05 +/- 0.012 mm(3)). The reproductive output did not correlate with female size. The weight of females bearing stage 2 eggs was significantly higher than that of females carrying stage 1 eggs. We assume that the reason for this weight gain is the recovery of female reserves that have been depleted for egg production. Moreover, we emphasize that this weight gain must be considered when evaluating weight-dependent variables such as reproductive output or brood loss in relation to female weight. Otherwise, an overestimation of these variables might lead to inaccurate results. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/50188-8 - Crustáceos decápodes: multidisciplinaridade na caracterização da biodiversidade marinha do estado de São Paulo (taxonomia, espermiotaxonomia, biologia molecular e dinâmica populacional) (Biodiversidade Marinha)
Beneficiário:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Temático