Aspects of the biology of the yabby Trypea australiensis (Dana) (Decapoda: Thalassinidea) and the potential of burrow counts as an indirect measure of population density

@article{McPhee2004AspectsOT,
  title={Aspects of the biology of the yabby Trypea australiensis (Dana) (Decapoda: Thalassinidea) and the potential of burrow counts as an indirect measure of population density},
  author={Donna McPhee and Gregory A. Skilleter},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={485},
  pages={133-141}
}
The thalassinidean shrimp Trypea australiensis(the yabby) commonly occurs on intertidal sandflats and subtidal regions of sheltered embayments and estuaries along the east coast of Australia and is harvested commercially and recreationally for use as bait by anglers. The potential for counts of burrow openings to provide a reliable indirect estimate of the abundance of yabbies was examined on intertidal sandflats on North Stradbroke Island (Queensland, Australia). The relationship between the… CONTINUE READING