ABSTRACT The effect of temperature and salinity on the larval development of the common spider crab Maja brachydactyla (Balss, 1922) were studied in the laboratory.
KEY WORDS: Maja brachydactyla, Brachyura, growth, larval development, salinity, temperature
The common spider crab Maja brachydactyla (Balss, 1922) is a brachyuran widely distributed in the eastern Atlantic, from the southern British Isles to the western Sahara (including Azores and Canary Islands), and southwestern Mediterranean (Abello et al.
In the Galician coast (NW Iberian Peninsula), the larval release and recruitment of Maja brachydactyla occur in near-shore waters (Corgos et al.
ABSTRACT Spider crab (Maja brachydactyla) juveniles inhabit shallow coastal areas until they reach maturity and start a mating migration toward deeper waters.
KEY WORDS: Spider crab, Maja brachydactyla, small scale, spatial distribution, aggregation, population, spatial structure
Spider crab (Maja brachydactyla Balss, 1922 (see Neumann (1998) and Sotelo et al.
Assessment of methods to estimate abundance and population structure of the spider crab Maja brachydactyla in soft substrates.
KEY WORDS: decapod, Maja brachydactyla, mating, mating strategies, migration, reproductive migration
Juveniles of Maja brachydactyla (Balss 1922, see Neumann 1998 for taxonomic status, corresponding to the North Atlantic species previously known as M.
In the inner area of the ria, where there is high abundance of Maja brachydactyla, sampling was carried out along a transect on the longitudinal axis of the ria where seven tows were carried out deploying the traps parallel to the coast.
Morphometric and gonad maturity in the spider crab Maja brachydactyla: a comparison of methods for the estimation of the size at maturity in species with determinate growth.