species collected in Guarapari and Anchieta were present in both seasons (Table 2).
The presence of a mollusc shell (i.e., physical stimuli) in the culture should prevent negative effects (e.g., reduced survival and lengthening of the megalopal stage duration) caused by the absence of metamorphosis-stimulating cues during the larval competence period of decapod
species (see review in Anger, 2001; Forward et ah, 2001; Gebauer et al., 2003).
The present study aimed to determine the equations that best expressed the relationship of weight (W) and carapace length and condition factor for each species of Black Sea Decapods
This may represent one general pattern for the present study's target decapod
crustacean group dwelling on intertidal flats in the warm temperate region of the midlatitude (Saigusa & Hidaka 1978, Wheeler 1978, Saigusa 1981, Christy 1982, Greenspan 1982, Saigusa 1982, Zimmerman & Felder 1991, Yamaguchi 2001a, Christy 2003).
We compare the differences in Total Decapod
Abundance (TDA) as well as in M.
A total of 7 decapod
crustaceans were found at the offshore sampling stations (Table 4).
, and their epibionts, from the Lopez de Bertodano formation (Upper Cretaceous), Seymour Island, Antarctica.
There have not been reports for Colombia of crabs inhabiting bromeliads, despite the high diversity of decapods
in Colombia (CAMPOS, 2005; CAMPOS et al., 2005; LAMAITRE & ALVAREZ, 1992; VALENCIA & CAMPOS, 2007).
, barnacles, and bivalves were their main prey.
The present study confirmed the previous published data (Swain et al.; Bauer, 1989; Fleischer et al., 1992; Bauer, 1998; Lindhjem et al.) that, one of the unique features of decapod
crustaceans as shrimps, lobsters, crabs and crayfishes which breath through feather-like gills.
The purpose of this research is to develop a low cost, student-friendly protocol for the dehydration of decapod
crustaceans (shrimp) for morphological examination and imaging using a desktop scanning electron microscope.
Part of the oCrustaceana Monographso series, which contains research selections too long to be published in the associated journal, Crustaceana-International Journal of Crustacean Research, this volume contains fifteen research style articles that summarize the current field of freshwater decapod
research and suggest directions for future work.