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Revealing the Appetite of the Marine Aquarium Fish Trade: The Volume and Biodiversity of Fish Imported into the United States
This is the first study of aquarium trade imports to compare commercial invoices to government forms and provides a means to, routinely and in real time, examine the biodiversity of the trade in coral reef wildlife species.
Crawling to Collapse: Ecologically Unsound Ornamental Invertebrate Fisheries
The number of grazers now exceeds, by two-fold, the number of specimens collected for curio and ornamental purposes altogether, representing a major categorical shift in the Florida Marine Life Fishery.
A western Atlantic peppermint shrimp complex: redescription of Lysmata wurdemanni, description of four new species, and remarks on Lysmata rathbunae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Hippolytidae)
The present study is the first revision of the western Atlantic peppermint shrimp complex Lysmata wurdemanni (Gibbes). Lysmata wurdemanni, originally described from Florida and South Carolina, is
Uncovering an obscure trade: Threatened freshwater fishes and the aquarium pet markets
It is suggested that the unmanaged collections of these endemic species could be a much more severe threat to freshwater biodiversity than hitherto recognized, and present realistic options for management.
MARINE ORNAMENTAL DECAPODS—Popular, Pricey, And Poorly Studied
The main bottlenecks impairing the commercial culture of ornamental shrimp and lobsters are their long larval development and poor survival rates and the main constraint for the development of culture techniques for hermit and brachyuran crabs is their low commercial value.
Is sustainable exploitation of coral reefs possible? A view from the standpoint of the marine aquarium trade
Coral reefs are at the brink of a global, system-wide collapse. Human populations living at the water's edge are a vital key to the long-term survival and maintenance of these global biodiversity
When pets become pests: the role of the exotic pet trade in producing invasive vertebrate animals
Author(s): Lockwood, JL; Welbourne, DJ; Romagosa, CM; Cassey, P; Mandrak, NE; Strecker, A; Leung, B; Stringham, OC; Udell, B; Episcopio-Sturgeon, DJ; Tlusty, MF; Sinclair, J; Springborn, MR; Pienaar,
Long‐term trends of coral imports into the United States indicate future opportunities for ecosystem and societal benefits
The live coral trade offers opportunities for coral reef ecosystem conservation and sustainable economic benefits to coastal communities, but realization of these externalities will require effective data tracking.
A rearing system for the culture of ornamental decapod crustacean larvae
The design and operation of a small research scale and a mass commercial scale rearing system for the culture of marine ornamental decapod crustacean larvae are described, allowing the complete larval development of the above-mentioned species, inducing minimal mechanical stress while keeping an excellent water quality.
How U.S. ocean policy and market power can reform the coral reef wildlife trade
As the world's largest importer of marine ornamental species for the aquaria, curio, home decor, and jewelry industries, the United States has an opportunity to leverage its considerable market power