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Aquaculture International

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 459–468 | Cite as

Status of Biological Studies and Aquaculture Development of the Mud Crab, Scylla serrata, in China: An Experimental Ecological Studies

  • Wang Gui-zhongEmail author
  • Li Shao-jing
  • Zeng Chao-shu
  • Lin Shu-jun
  • Kong Xiang-hui
  • Ai Chun-xiang
  • Lin Qiong-wu
Article

Abstract

This is an initial paper in a series of overviews of biological research and aquaculture development of the mud crab, Scylla serrata, in China. Results of experimental ecological studies on mud crabs are reported here. As a result of these experimental studies, results that are important for mud crab culture were also discovered and these include, methods to condition and manage broodstock, determination of ecological conditions that are suitable for embryonic development, and the influence of temperature, salinity, diet and larval density on development and survival of larvae. Results of this work will be useful in establishing a good method for artificial mass culture of larvae.

Keywords

Broodstock Embryonic development Experimental ecology Larval culture Mud crab Scylla serrata 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Gui-zhong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Li Shao-jing
    • 1
  • Zeng Chao-shu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lin Shu-jun
    • 1
  • Kong Xiang-hui
    • 1
  • Ai Chun-xiang
    • 1
  • Lin Qiong-wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oceanography, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental ScienceXiamen UniversityFujianP.R. China
  2. 2.School of Marine Biology and AquacultureJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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