Moreover, our experiment was focussed on the gammarid-palaemonid interactions whereas in field conditions the decapod
predators are exposed to multiple prey species and are themselves preyed by fish.
This appears to be a general phenomenon in decapod
crustaceans and has been reported in several species, including Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Costlow et al.
Values of mean percent weight and mean percent number predictably showed bony fishes to be the dominant prey consumed (44% and 35%, respectively); however, decapod
crustaceans (32%) and nondecapod crustaceans (29%) had similarly high values for mean percent number (Fig.
The East African decapod
crab Neosarmatium meinerti (de Man) sweeps mangrove floors clean of leaf litter.
may reduce epibionts by mechanically removing the settlers during grooming or moulting.
Basking sharks are planktivorous, feeding by filtering copepods, barnacles, decapod
larvae, and fish eggs from the water (Compagno, 2001).
An inventory of the decapod
crustaceans (crayfishes and shrimps) of Arkansas with a discussion of their habitats.
Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: decapod
Well, I can't imagine there's a big call on shrimp costumes, or any other decapod
crustaceans come to that.
Other fossil taxa are known to occur only in Chiapas and in Jamaica (including certain corals, larger foraminifera, decapod
crustaceans and rudistid bivalves), but this is the first known study and comparison of ostracodes from each region.
Ecdysis of decapod
crustaceans is associate with a dramatic release of crustacean cardioactive peptide into the haemolymph.
As expected, the most frequently occurring prey items were bivalves, decapod
crustaceans, gastropods, and echinoderms.
To reach the main research objective of the project we need to assess and characterize genes and pathways involved in nutrition, growth and reproduction differentially expressed between males and females in order to improve the production of decapod
crustaceans in captivity.
We collected 22 taxa (10 species & 12 taxa identified to genus or family) of invertebrates, including one isopod, 1 decapod
, 4 pelecypods, 1 gastropod, 1 leech, 1 annelid, I triclad, 5 dipterans, 2 odonates, 2 coleopterans, 2 hemipterans, and 1 megalopteran.
Elimination of sequestered material from the gills of decapod