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Tide and wind control of megalopal supply to estuarine crab populations on the Portuguese west coast
Physical processes that force transport of planktonic larvae of invertebrates are responsible for some of the spatial and temporal variability in recruit- ment. We investigated the influence of tide-… Expand
Intertidal distribution and species composition of brachyuran crabs at two rocky shores in Central Portugal
The objectives of the present study are to describe and compare the brachyuran community of rocky shores within the Central Portuguese coast and to examine the zonation patterns of the most… Expand
Comparing quality of estuarine and nearshore intertidal habitats for Carcinus maenas
Estuarine and nearshore marine areas are vital habitats for several fish and benthic invertebrates. The shore crab Carcinus maenas (Crustacea: Brachyura: Portunidae) inhabits a variety of coastal,… Expand
The Use of Artificial Benthic Collectors for Assessment of Spatial Patterns of Settlement of Megalopae of Carcinus maenas (L.) (Brachyura: Portunidae) in the Lower Mira Estuary, Portugal
Artificial benthic collectors have been widely used for the assessment of settlement rates of decapod crustaceans. However, to date no consistent works have addressed spatial patterns of settlement… Expand
Longitudinal distribution and lateral pattern of megalopal settlement and juvenile recruitment of Carcinus maenas (L.) (Brachyura, Portunidae) in the Mira River Estuary, Portugal
Settlement is a critical process in the life history of crabs, and thus affecting the abundance, distribution and structure of estuarine communities. The spatial pattern of settlement of megalopae of… Expand
Cannibalistic interactions in two co-occurring decapod species:effects of density, food, alternative prey and habitat.
Cannibalism is a potentially important factor in the regulation of populations in a range of habitats. The intensity of this biotic factor may be determined by both intra and interspecific… Expand
Hot and salty: the temperature and salinity preferences of a temperate estuarine shrimp larva, Upogebia pusilla (Decapoda: Thalassinidea)
At a time when global climate changes are forcing life to adapt to a warming and salinity-changing environment, it is essential to understand how future changes in ocean chemistry will affect… Expand
Combined Effects of Temperature and Salinity on Larval Development of the Mangrove Crab Parasesarma catenata Ortman, 1897 (Brachyura: Sesarmidae)
Keywords : larval development, temperature, salinity, Brachyura, mangroves The larval stages of the mangrove crab Parasesarma catenata were reared in the laboratory from eggs of females collected in… Expand
Use of satellite remote sensing for coastal conservation in the Eastern African Coast: advantages and shortcomings
Abstract Landsat 5 TM imagery from 2005 was used to map (at a coarse descriptive resolution) coastal habitats along the Tanzania/Mozambique transboundary zone. The map (available at… Expand
Macrofauna associated with the sponge Neopetrosia exigua (Kirkpatrick, 1900) from Mauritius.
The macrofaunal community associated with the sponge Neopetrosia exigua (Kirkpatrick, 1900) were studied across a Mauritian lagoon (West Indian Ocean). A total of 191 individuals belonging to 18… Expand