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 Williams and Richard B. Jr. 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… 

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