Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog's hair larval collectors

  title={Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog's hair larval collectors},
  author={Kathleen A. Reinsel and James M. Welch and Abner O. Romero and Eric M. Parks and Kate McQueen and Megan J. Smith and Andr{\'e} L. Price and Hannah R. Clark and Stephanie Elizabeth Zmina and Chelsey A. Williams and Richard B. Forward},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
We examined the planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae into the Newport River Estuary, NC, using hog's hair collectors to determine whether there were differences in pat- terns of ingress among the 3 Uca species in this estuary. In 2 consecutive summers, we docu- mented peaks in settlement of fiddler crab megalopae onto passive larval collectors at the quarter moons (neap tides), corresponding with longer durations of flood tides during darkness. However, molecular identifications… Expand

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