Adaptive traits in ecology, reproduction and early life history of Sesarma meridies, an endemic stream crab from Jamaica

  • Klaus AngerA, Gabriela TorresA, Uwe NettelmannA
  • Published 2007


The endemic Jamaican freshwater crab Sesarma meridies lives in shady microhabitats on river banks, where temperature and pH are lower and ion concentrations higher than in mid-stream water. Ovigerous females were found to release up to 140 yolk-rich larvae (hatching period: 1 week; >90% at night). Larval development comprised two fully lecithotrophic zoeal… (More)


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