Growth and Mortality of Captive Caribbean Spiny Lobsters , Panulirus argus , in Florida , USA

@inproceedings{Matthews2007GrowthAM,
  title={Growth and Mortality of Captive Caribbean Spiny Lobsters , Panulirus argus , in Florida , USA},
  author={Thomas R. Matthews and Kerry Elizabeth Maxwell},
  year={2007}
}
A series of experiments rearing the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) was conducted to improve the growth and survival rates of laboratory-reared lobsters for subsequent experimentation. Seventeen groups of animals consisting of 25 to 63 pueruli were collected with modified Ross Witham collectors over five years in the Florida Keys. Groups of lobsters were raised communally for up to four years in 4000-liter aquaria and maintained at temperatures equivalent to local natural conditions… CONTINUE READING
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