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Data set name

Larval development of crustaceans along coast of Sines and Mira estuary, Portugal (1983 to 1992)

Data holding centreUniversity of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time period1983 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Portugal (southwestern coast, Mira estuary) and the Azor and Madeira archipelagos

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton growth rates; Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Zooplankton reproduction rate parameters; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Distribution patterns of larval stages of decapod crustaceans were studied along the coast of Sines and the Mira estuary, mainly focused on seasonal trends, distribution over salinity gradients, and dynamics of dispersal and recruitment in relation to major environmental cycles, as tidal, diel and semi lunar. Larval cultures were developed in order to describe the larval stages of un-described species, and experiments were performed to study survival and duration of stages in relation to environmental parameters.

OriginatorsUniversity of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
References

Paula, J. (1987) Planktonic stages of brachyuran crabs from the southwestern Iberian coast. Journal of Natural History, 21 (3): 717-756., ; Paula, J. (1988) The larval development of the spider crab Maja goltziana d'Oliveira (Crustacea, Decapoda, Majidae), reared in the laboratory. Journal of Natural History, 22 (6): 1697-1708., ; Paula, J. (1991) The zoeal stages of the crab Medorippe lanata (Linnaeus, 17a67 (brachyura, Dorippidae), and the larval characters of the Dorippidae. Journal Natural History, 25 (1): 75-89., ; Paula, J. (1989) Rhythms of larval release of decapod crustaceans in the Mira Estuary, Portugal. Marine Biology, 100 (3): 309-312., ; Paula, J. (1987) Seasonal distribution of Crustacea Decapoda larvae in S. Torp bay, southwestern Portugal. Investigacion Pesquera, 51 (1): 267-275., ; Paula, J. (1987) The first zoeal stage of Stenorhynchus lanceolatus (Brulle, 1 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majidae). Crustaceana, 53 (3): 276-280., ; Paula, J. (1988) The larval and post-larval development of Pennant's swimming crab, Portumnus latipes (Pennant) (Brachyura, Portunidae), reared in the laboratory. Crustaceana, 55 (2): 202-216., ; Paula, J. and M.A. Cartaxana (1991) Complete larval development of the spider Stenorhynchus lanceolatus (Brulle, 1837) reared in the laboratory. Crustaceana 60 (2): 113-122., ; Paula, J. and Hartnoll, R.G. (1989) The larval and post-larval development of Percnon gibbesi (Crustacea, Brachyura, Grapsidae), and the identity of the lar genus Pluteocaris. Journal of Zoology, London, 218 (1): 17-37., ; Rodriguez, A. and Paula, J (1992) The larval and post-larval development of the mud crab Panopeus africanus A. Milne Edwards (Crustacea: Decapoda: Xanthidae), reared in the laboratory. Journal of Crustacean Biology, in press.,

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. Luiz Saldanha
Address

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Guia Marine Laboratory (IMAR network)
Av. Nossa Senhora do Cabo, 939, Estrada do Guincho
Cascais

2750-374
Portugal

Telephone+351 1 486 9211
Facsimile+351 214869720
Emaillmg-imar@mail.telepac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15008013
Global identifier2183
Last revised2009-10-30