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Analysis of the structure of decapod crustacean assemblages off the Catalan coast (North-West Mediterranean)
We sampled the communities of decapod crustaceans inhabiting the depth zone between 3 and 871 m off the Catalan coast (North-West Mediterranean) from June 1981 to June 1983. The 185 samples comprisedExpand
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Carapace Colour, Inter-moult Duration and the Behavioural and Physiological Ecology of the Shore CrabCarcinus maenas
Abstract Adult male Carcinus maenas occur on the shore with carapace colours ranging from green to deep red. In the past, this was believed to be indicative of moult state; green crabs havingExpand
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Geographical patterns in abundance and population structure of Nephrops norvegicus and Parapenaeus longirostris (Crustacea: Decapoda) along the European Mediterranean coasts
SUMMARY: The main characteristics concerning distribution, size structure and total mortality of two of the most important decapod crustaceans of commercial interest in the Mediterranean Sea,Expand
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Population structure and growth of Donax trunculus (Bivalvia: Donacidae) in the western Mediterranean
A comparison of shell growth in Donax trunculus (collected between 1988 and 1990 of Cullera, Spain) has been carried out using an analysis of cohort progression in monthly length frequencyExpand
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Demersal fish assemblages and habitat characteristics on the continental shelf and upper slope of the north-western Mediterranean
Continental shelf and upper slope fish communities were studied along the Catalan coast based on 66 experimental bottom otter trawls. A total of 79 demersal fish species were studied by means ofExpand
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Epibiosis in deep-sea crab populations as indicator of biological and behavioural characteristics of the host
Incidence of epibiosis has been studied in the deep-water portunid crab Bathynectes piperitus in the Benguela upwelling region. The serpulid polychaete Spirorbis cf. patagonicus , the hydroidExpand
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Fishery dynamics of the mantis shrimp Squilla mantis (Crustacea: Stomatopoda) population off the Ebro delta (northwestern Mediterranean)
Abstract The stomatopod crustacean Squilla mantis has high local fishing importance off the Ebro delta (northwestern Mediterranean). Present annual catches are around 700 t. It is fished throughoutExpand
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Distribution characteristics of pandalid shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Pandalidae) along the western Mediterranean Sea
The main characteristics of the bathymetric and zonal distribution of the populations of pandalid shrimps along the western Mediterranean continental shelf and upper slope were studied. Samples wereExpand
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A review of the fisheries biology of the mantis shrimp, Squilla mantis (L., 1758) (Stomatopoda, Squillidae) in the Mediterranean
Fisheries of Squilla mantis are found in the Mediterranean mostly in the vicinity of major river mouths. The life cycle of this species is well known: the spawning period is concentrated from winterExpand
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