Distribution of Juvenile, subadult and adult Scylla serrata (Crustacea: Portunidae) on tidal flats in Australia

@article{Hill1982DistributionOJ,
  title={Distribution of Juvenile, subadult and adult Scylla serrata (Crustacea: Portunidae) on tidal flats in Australia},
  author={B. Hill and M. Williams and P. Dutton},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={69},
  pages={117-120}
}
  • B. Hill, M. Williams, P. Dutton
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • In Deception Bay, northern Australia, during 1979–1981, a study was made of the distribution of Scylla serrata (Forskal) in an area having a broad intertidal zone. Juveniles (20 to 99 mm carapace width) were resident in the mangrove zone, remaining there during low tide. The majority of subadult crabs (100 to 149 mm) migrated into the intertidal zone to feed at high tide and retreated to subtidal waters at low tide. Adults (150 mm and larger) were caught mainly subtidally and only small numbers… CONTINUE READING

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