Modelling survival and growth of Mithraculus forceps' larvae and juveniles (A. Milne Edwards, 1875) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Majidae) in aquaculture
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Aquaculture, ISSN: 0044-8486, Vol: 264, Issue: 1, Page: 285-296
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- Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Modelling; Culture; Mithraculus forceps; Stocking density; Diet; Prey density; Marine Biology; Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
In the present study, by using accumulated information of Mithraculus forceps larval and juvenile rearing, survival, growth/size and productivity models were developed, allowing for optimization and improvement of the culture methodology of this species. By taking into account the productivity, we estimated larval optimal conditions as: 60 larvae.L −1 and 10 Artemia nauplii.mL −1. For juveniles we estimated optimal conditions as: 12 900 crabs.m −2 and feed juveniles with Artemia nauplii, if possible supplemented with Amphora microalgae.