Stratified settlement and moulting competency of brachyuran megalopae in Ponta Rasa mangrove swamp, Inhaca Island (Mozambique)




Information on recruitment processes of mangrove crustaceans is very limited, in spite of the great importance of these environments for the coastal zone. This study describes the settlement patterns of brachyuran crabs at Ponta Rasa mangrove swamp, Inhaca Island, in order to assess if settlement patterns reflect adult distribution. Hoghair filter collectors were deployed at different strata within the mangrove, and at the adjacent intertidal flat as control. Sampling was conducted daily for a period of 82 days. The collected megalopae were reared in the laboratory to assess their moulting competency and to enable identification.


Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science






- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Restauração do Ecossistema


- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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