Early life history stages of the red king crab Pnrnlithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815): biology and culture

This book summarizes the results of the project on experimental cultivation of the red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815) under laboratory and semi-industrial conditions.

The book consists of two chapters. In chapter 1 ("Biology") the results of the studies on the red king crab early development are described and compared with previous data. This knowledge of the red king crab biology at the early life history stages served as a basis for establishing feasible culture methods and techniques described in chapter 2 ("Culture").

Culture methods and techniques established in accordance with specific requirements of each stage allowed to obtain viable red king crab juveniles from the eggs in 2 months with overall survival equaling 30-35%. Therefore, artificial reproduction and rearing made it possible to increase the effectiveness of recruitment approximately 300 times compared to natural rates. Therefore, culture methods and techniques developed and described in this book may help in developing a red king crab restocking program through aquaculture, i.e. through releasing juveniles to the areas where red king crab populations are depleted.

The book is likely to be of interest for researchers in the fields of marine biology, ecology and aquaculture, as well as for biology students.

Дополнительная информация

  • Авторы: Kovatcheva N., Epelbaum A., Kalinin A., Borisov R. and Lebedev R.
  • Цена: 236 руб.
  • Год издания: 2006
  • Город: Москва
  • Объем: 116 p.