Effects of starvation on survival, biomass, and lipid composition of newly hatched larvae of the blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

@article{Wu2016EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of starvation on survival, biomass, and lipid composition of newly hatched larvae of the blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758)},
  author={Xugan Wu and Chaoshu Zeng and Paul C. Southgate},
  journal={Aquaculture International},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={447-461}
}
Lipids are crucial nutrients for survival and development of crustacean larvae. This study investigated the effects of starvation on survival, body weight, and lipid composition of newly hatched larvae of Portunus pelagicus. The results showed that during starvation, average survival time of newly hatched zoea I larvae was 3.87 days. A significant decreasing trend was detected for individual dry weight (DW) during starvation and was described as DW = 0.2x 2 − 1.462x + 15.023, R 2 = 0.9985… CONTINUE READING