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The Biology of Decapod Crustacean Larvae
Adaptive traits of decapod larvae are the principal subject of this volume, and early ontogenetic adaptations to extreme or unpredictable ecological conditions are important in the evolutionary transitions from marine to limnic or terrestrial environments. Expand
Effects of temperature and salinity on the larval development of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis (Decapoda: Grapsidae).
With increasing temperature, both overall survival and range of salinity tolerance increased, whereas development duration decreased exponentially, and regression equations describing this relationship are given. Expand
Morphometric and reproductive traits of tropical Caridean shrimps
With the possible exception of the RO, the life-history traits of these tropical shrimps appear unrelated to the climatic origin or habitat of a species. Expand
It is hypothesize that larval lecithotrophy and cold tolerance, as recently observed in Subantarctic lithodids, represent, together with other adaptations in the adults, key features among the life-history adaptations of lithidids, potentially enabling them to conquer polar ecosystems. Expand
Salinity as a key parameter in the larval biology of decapod crustaceans
In this review, detrimental effects of osmotic stress on decapod larvae are exemplified; and interactions with other environmental variables such as temperature or toxic pollutants, or with intrinsic phenomena such as the moulting cycle are shown. Expand
Contributions of larval biology to crustacean research: a review
Summary Many aquatic crustaceans pass through a complex life cycle comprising a benthic juvenile-adult and a pelagic larval phase. In the study of aquatic ecology, meroplanktonic larvae are thereforeExpand
The conquest of freshwater and land by marine crabs: adaptations in life-history patterns and larval bioenergetics
There may be two major driving forces in the evolution of freshwater and land crabs: food-limitation in freshwater/terrestrial breeding habitats selects for large egg size, lecithotrophy, and abbreviated larval development. Expand
Distribution and habitat preferences of two grapsid crab species in Mar Chiquita Lagoon (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
A highly significant linear relationship between salinity and pH in water from crab burrows is described, and an opposite, or no such, tendency was found in the distribution of ovigerous and non-ovigerous females, respectively. Expand
Laboratory studies on larval growth ofPolydora ligni, Polydora ciliata, andPygospio elegans (Polychaeta, Spionidae)
Rates of development and growth show a high degree of variability in all three species, not only caused by variation in environmental factors such as temperature or food, but also among and within single hatches of larvae reared under identical conditions. Expand
Effects of ocean acidification and warming on the larval development of the spider crab Hyas araneus from different latitudes (54° vs. 79° N)
The high sensitivity of megalopae from the Svalbard population to warming and of those from Helgoland to enhanced CO(2) levels suggests that this larval instar is a physiologically sensitive bottleneck within the life cycle of H. araneus. Expand