Sexual Maturity, Reproductive Cycles, and Juvenile Recruitment of Perisesarma guttatum (Brachyura, Sesarmidae) at Ponta Rasa Mangrove Swamp, Inhaca Island, Mozambique




The sesarmid Perisarma guttatum is the most abundant crab species inhabiting the lower mangrove areas at Inhaca Island, and presumably an ecologically important species in this habitat. Among the scarce available information on its population ecology, this species is known to follow a semilunar rhythm of larval release, with breeding probably extended year-round. In this study, a population of P. guttatum was examined, from which estimates of sexual maturity were carried out for both sexes, and breeding activity was monitored to describe short-term variation of reproductive intensity.


JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY






- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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