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Description of the larval morphology of captive reared Panulirus ornatus spiny lobsters, benchmarked against wild-caught specimens

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Aims Jcu & Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en HALL, MICHAEL SMITH, GREG SALMON, MATT KENWAY, MATT 2017-03-21T00:48:01Z 2013-02-28T06:41:36Z 2013-02-28T06:41:36Z 2019-07-08T02:27:14Z 2017-03-21T00:48:01Z 2013-02-28T06:41:36Z 2013-02-28T06:41:36Z 2019-07-08T02:27:14Z 2009-10-01
dc.identifier 8296 en
dc.identifier.citation Smith G, Salmon ML, Kenway MJ and Hall MR (2009) Description of the larval morphology of captive reared Panulirus ornatus spiny lobsters, benchmarked against wild-caught specimens . Aquaculture. 295: 76-88. en
dc.identifier.issn 0044-8486
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dc.description.abstract The spiny lobster Panulirus ornatus is a high value seafood product in a number of South East Asian countries. However, this species is relatively rare in the wild compared to other Palinurid lobsters, and the development of an aquaculture sector for P. ornatus offers a potential avenue of matching supply with demand. To be a true sustainable farming sector it is essential that closed-life cycle production technology is developed. Recent efforts to complete the larval cycle of P. ornatus in captivity have resulted in repeated success and sufficient material to compile a complete morphological description of the larval (phyllosoma) phase. A morphological comparison is made between hatchery reared phyllosoma and specimens collected from the wild. The size of wild caught and captive reared phyllosomas did not differ significantly. However, it was noted that some hatchery reared individuals undergo truncated development with the ability to metamorphose in a shorter than expected time frame compared to estimates of wild phyllosomas. Observations are made on the plasticity of the larval duration in P. ornatus. Up to a total of 24 morphological increments were recorded in captive and wild P. ornatus phyllosoma. These were divided into 11 distinct stages by determining the commencement and completion of specific morphological traits. This descriptive morphological key provides a singular reference point for monitoring larval development in this species. The variable nature of the larval duration of R ornatus suggests that the optimisation of husbandry and nutrition conditions may significantly reduce the length of the hatchery phase and enhance the possibility of providing seedstock for an aquaculture industry based on closed-life cycle spiny lobster culture. Crown Copyright (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by AIMS and AIMS@JCU (James Cook University) with additional assistance from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). The authors wish to thank the technical staff at AIMS, Justin Hochen and Grant Milton for assistance in the rearing of phyllosoma, and Tom Hautaniemi for the production of the line drawings used in this manuscript.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Aquaculture - pages: 295: 76-88 en
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dc.subject New-zealand
dc.subject Laboratory Conditions
dc.subject Panulirus Ornatus
dc.subject Palinurus-elephas
dc.subject Fisheries
dc.subject Moult
dc.subject Aquaculture
dc.subject Jasus-edwardsii
dc.subject Spiny Lobster
dc.subject Fabricius
dc.subject Decapoda
dc.subject Culture
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Stage
dc.subject Phyllosoma Larvae
dc.subject Larval Morphology
dc.subject Rock Lobster
dc.subject Instar
dc.subject Migration
dc.title Description of the larval morphology of captive reared Panulirus ornatus spiny lobsters, benchmarked against wild-caught specimens
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.06.030
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000270318700010

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