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Biology of the Lobster: Homarus americanus by Jan Robert Factor

By Jan Robert Factor

The commonly allotted American Lobster, Homarus americanus , which inhabits coastal waters from Canada to the Carolinas, is a crucial keystone species. A invaluable resource of source of revenue, its abundance or rarity usually displays the wellbeing and fitness of ecosystems occupied by way of those crustaceans. This accomplished reference brings jointly all that's identified of those attention-grabbing animals. it's going to attract biologists, zoologists, aquaculturalists, fishery biologists, and researchers operating with different lobster species, in addition to neurobiologists trying to find additional information at the version procedure they so frequently use. Key positive aspects * First entire ebook at the American lobster given that Herrick's century-old monograph * presents the most important historical past for neurobiologists who use this crustacean as a version organism * incorporates a accomplished therapy of the lobster fishery and its administration

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1986). Larvae reared at the LD 12:12 photoperiod and low light intensity exhibit greater survival to the postlarval stage (44 versus 38%) and larger postlarval size than those reared at higher light intensity (30 times higher, but still less than full sunlight). Development time is unaffected by light intensity. The general effect of photoperiod on larval growth is variable. Inconsistent, sometimes contradictory, results can be obtained, especially with experiments conducted during different seasons.

Gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758), the European lobster. , 1995), has been removed from Homarus. The systematic position of lobsters and lobster-like forms in the crustacean order Decapoda follows, with selected vernacular names, ranges of fossil BIOLOGY OF THE LOBSTER Homarus americanus Jan Robert Factor, Editor 13 Copyright 9 1995 by Academic Press, Inc. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved. 14 m AUSTIN B. WILLIAMS Miami, Florida (Holthuis, 1974, 1991; Cofer-Shabica and Nielsen, 1988). Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758).

During 15 years of sampling in Northumberland Strait, stage I larvae were first encountered from mid-June to early July, with peak numbers during July and well into August in some years; they were last encountered during the second half of September (Scarratt, 1964, 1973). On the south coast of Newfoundland, the first occurrence of stage I larvae in annual sampling conducted since 1972 has usually been during the first half of July, but can be as late as the end of July or early August; their last occurrence has varied from the end of July to mid-September (G.

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