Maja squinado

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a large spider crab of Europe

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The larvae of Maja brachydactyla develop in coastal waters where freshwater flux, evaporation, and thermal radiance create dynamic changes in temperature and salinity, all of which can cause multiple stressor effects; such effects are also of importance for the optimization of techniques in aquaculture.
Hence, the main objective of this study was to determine the short- and long-term influence of salinity and the combined effects of temperature and salinity on larval development of Maja brachydactyla to better understand the likely conditions for larval recruitment in the field and obtain valuable information for the optimization of culture techniques.
The broodstock of Maja brachydactyla was captured with commercial fishery boats in the NW Iberian Peninsula coast (Ria de A Coruna, Galicia, Spain) and transported to the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries facilities (Sant Carles de la Rapita, Tarragona, Spain) in December 2012.
The data showed that larvae of Maja brachydactyla are strictly stenohaline.
The vulnerability of Maja brachydactyla to low salinity is also reflected in the decrement of larvae production by adults (Rotllant et al.
When the larvae of Maja brachydactyla were exposed to very low salinities (near or under the [LS.sub.50]), their immediate reaction was immobilization and dropping to the bottom of the glass culture beakers as observed in other brachyurans (Anger 1985, Kannupandi et al.
The temperature mainly influences the duration of the larval development of Maja brachydactyla: the duration was significantly shorter at higher temperatures (21 versus 18[degrees]C).
In conclusion, the larvae of Maja brachydactyla are stenohaline with a rather narrow range of salinities where complete larval development is achieved.
Maja brachydactyla (Brachyura: Majidae) in the western Mediterranean.
Growth, survival and biochemical composition of spider crab Maja brachydactyla (Balss, 1922) (Decapoda: Majidae) larvae reared under different stocking densities, preydarva ratios and diets.
Differential utilization of biochemical components during larval development of the spider crab Maja brachydactyla (Decapoda: Majidae).
Growth at moult, intermoult period and moulting seasonality of the spider crab Maja brachydactyla: combining information from mark recapture and culture studies.
Timing and seasonality of terminal moult and mating migration in the spider crab, Maja brachydactyla: evidences of alternative mating tactics.
Genetic identification of the northeastern atlantic spiny spider crab, Maja brachydactyla Balss, 1922.
Growth at molt, intermolt period and molting seasonality of the spider crab Maja brachydactyla: combining information from mark-recapture and culture studies.