Callichirus major. Carolinian ghost shrimp. Callichirus major. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce. Biologia populacional de Callichirus major (Say, ) (Crustacea: Callianassidae) na Praia de Piedade, Brasil. Flavio de Almeida Alves-JúniorI, Marina de Sá. Category:Callichirus major Pleocyemata • Infraordo: Axiidea • Familia: Callianassidae • Genus: Callichirus • Species: Callichirus major.

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According to Poseylow temperatures reduce the metabolism of ghost shrimps. Coral Reefs1: Studies with species of Callianassids are extremely important due to their utilization as bait in coastal areas.

The monthly proportion of juveniles and adults was estimated and a Chi-square test was applied to determine if they differed significantly from the expected proportion 1: Como citar este artigo. In the case of species with planktonic larvae, it implies the transformation of its habit to a benthic form and survival until the time of settlement Done, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology1: Marine Ecology9 1: The mean TL was Population biology of Callichirus major Say, Crustacea: Callianassidae on a sandy beach, Piedade, Pernambuco, Brazil.

The highest densities were found in beaches with well select very fine sands and gentle slope.

Arquivos de Biologia e TecnologiaCuritiba, 39 3: Population dynamics and secondary production of Callichirus major Crustacea: The density decreased only at the sector that presented greater extractive activity. Both phenomena also explain the higher proportion of females in the population. However, no significant difference was observed between the periods.

A well-defined reproductive period in the summer was observed, when high temperatures favor the reproductive processes and contribute to the larval development of the animal.


Nevertheless, the burrows jajor the juveniles are shallower and they do not have the escape capacity as the adults. An assessment of bait-collecting for Callianassa kraussi Stebbing in Langebaan Lagoon, western Cape, and of associated avian predation.

AnomuraThalassinideaPalinuridea e Astacidea. We can conclude that the females are more abundant in the population, which is a pattern for callianassids of the Brazilian coast.

Ecologia de praias arenosas do litoral brasileiro. The air temperature was also positively correlated, despite not significant, to the abundance of total individuals and ovigerous females. FAO Fisheries Circular callicgirus, 16p. Of the Callianassidea species studied in Brazil, females were larger than males in Neocallichirus mirim Rodrigues, Pezzuto, and in C.

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The air and burrow temperatures varied significantly between dry and rainy periods, callichrius the highest values in the dry period September and February. The callichigus was obtained based on the frequency of non-mature individuals. Esta faixa foi dividida em cinco setores: The determination of the reproductive period was based on the monthly percentages of ovigerous females Vazzoler, ABSTRACT The aim of this paper was to study the population ecology of Callichirus major Say, at Piedade Beach, State of Pernambuco, Brazil, through the analysis of parameters such as sex ratio, reproductive period and recruitment of juveniles into this population.

In this study, the most active reproductive period of C. Thalassinidea on a southern Brazilian sandy beach.

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A small peak was observed in August, transition from the rainy to the dry period. Thus, studies on reproduction, recruitment and sex ratio of these animals are still scarce.

Axiidea, ecology of sand beaches, ghost shrimp, reproductive period. This superexploitation of the species may not allow the population to reach their maximum sizes. Este estudo cria uma linha de base para futuras pesquisas com C.


According to Hill and Poseysalinity can exert a strong effect in the population of callianassids, due to its seasonal variations. The determination of the recruitment period was based on the months where the juveniles were significantly more abundant than adults.

Low temperatures are related to the diminution of the burrowing activity of callianassids. During the field sampling, a large number of fishermen was observed at the area, and they selected the larger ghost shrimps to use as live bait.

In this study, recruitment was intensified between the summer and autumn, as a result of reproductive activity in the summer. However, considering only the ovigerous females, the correlation with the burrow temperature was considered strong and significant.

The embryonic development of C. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics The recruitment of juveniles into the population Fig. In this sector, the smallest mean modal size was detected too. In this study, the highest frequency of ovigerous females was observed in the dry period equatorial summer – September and February Caallichirus.

The burrow temperature varied from The sex ratio was analyzed by months and by the callicnirus study period, and a Chi-square test was applied to determine if the sex ratio deviated significantly from the expected proportion 1: The beach was divided in five sectors and samples were obtained along a transect extended on the middle of each sector, after and before months of major extractive activity.

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