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Reproductive migration and population dynamics of the blue crab Callinectes danae in an estuary in southeastern Brazil

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Autor(es):
Sant'Anna, Bruno Sampaio [1] ; Turra, Alexander [2] ; Zara, Fernando Jose [3]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Sao Vicente, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, Dept Oceanog Biol, BR-09500900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, FCAV, Depto Biol Aplicada, Lab Morfol Invertebrados & Aquaculture Ctr CAUNES, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH; v. 8, n. 4, p. 354-362, 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 10
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Portunid crabs are an important resource in estuaries, and require appropriate management to guarantee their long-term availability. We investigated the population dynamics and reproduction of Callinectes danae in the Estuarine-Bay Complex of Sao Vicente, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to provide basic biological information for public policies for the management of this fishery. Monthly samples were obtained from March 2007 to February 2008 on eight transects, four in the estuary and four in the bay. A total of 2261 specimens (403 males, 1288 females, of which 570 were ovigerous) were collected. Males were significantly larger than females, and the size-frequency distribution was unimodal for males, females and ovigerous females. The sex ratio was nearly always skewed toward females (M:F - 1:4.6). C. danae showed seasonal-continuous reproduction, with high reproductive activity in the warmer season. C. danae breeds in the estuarine-bay complex, with males and juvenile females concentrated in the estuary. After copulation, fertilized females migrate to the estuary entrance and the bay, where ovigerous females are commonly found spawning in high-salinity areas. Therefore, to manage this important economic resource, both the estuary and the bay should be considered for protection, but special attention should be given to the estuary entrance during the summer months, when ovigerous females concentrate. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 05/04707-5 - Histologia e ultrassonografia do desenvolvimento das gônadas de Brachyura (Crustacea)
Beneficiário:Fernando Jose Zara
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
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