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AuthorGiraldes, Bruno Welter
AuthorAl-Maslamani, Ibrahim
AuthorAl-Ashwel, Aisha
AuthorChatting, Mark
AuthorSmyth, David
Available date2018-02-28T06:26:24Z
Publication Date2016-03-04
Publication NameThe Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejar.2016.02.001
CitationGiraldes, B. W., Al-Maslamani, I., Al-Ashwel, A., Chatting, M., & Smyth, D. (2016). Basic assessment of Portunus segnis (Forskål, 1775)–A baseline for stock management in the Western Arabian Gulf. The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, 42(1), 111-119.
ISSN16874285
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/6408
AbstractPortunus segnis (Forskål, 1775) is the representative species of the Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) complex described as inhabiting the Arabian Gulf. It represents one of the most important decapod resources within this semi-enclosed hyper-saline and hyper-thermal marine eco-region. Previous biological and ecological descriptions for P. pelagicus (latu sensus) have focused on other Portunus species while P. segnis from the Arabian Gulf has remained undescribed. This is a matter of concern as without taxonomic and ecological descriptions a scientific baseline for standing stock management cannot be created. In order to collate comprehensive baseline data for P. segnis vital biological, ecological and taxonomic information was examined and those results can be used to form the basis of a management strategy for this species within the Arabian Gulf. The research combines an overview of local unpublished works and new information about morphometric relations, body size ratios, size maturity, mortality, fecundity, spawning, recruitment, growth, sex ratio, sex dimorphism, colour pattern, habitat, taxonomy and discussion about the effects of temperature and salinity on this species.
Languageen
PublisherElsevier
SubjectBlue swimming crab
SubjectCoastal zone
SubjectMarine biology
SubjectQatar
SubjectPortunoidea
SubjectHarsh environmental condition
TitleBasic assessment of Portunus segnis (Forskål, 1775) – A baseline for stock management in the Western Arabian Gulf
TypeArticle
Pagination111-119
Issue Number1
Volume Number42
Open Access user License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


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