Latitudinal variation in the reproductive biology of the burrowing ghost shrimp Callianassa ® lholi ( Decapoda : Thalassinidea )

@inproceedings{BerkenbuschLatitudinalVI,
  title={Latitudinal variation in the reproductive biology of the burrowing ghost shrimp Callianassa ® lholi ( Decapoda : Thalassinidea )},
  author={Katrin Berkenbusch and Ashley A Rowden}
}
Population structure and reproductive ecology of the burrowing ghost shrimp Callianassa ®lholi MilneEdwards, 1878 were studied in populations along a latitudinal gradient throughout New Zealand during the breeding season. Size-frequency distributions revealed unimodal populations, with predominantly sexually mature shrimp. All populations showed an unbiased sexratio, and there appeared to be no signi®cant di€erence in size (carapace length, CL) between sexes. At the same time, CL and size at… CONTINUE READING