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King Crabs of the World: Biology and Fisheries Management by Bradley G. Stevens

By Bradley G. Stevens

With species current in all subpolar seas, king crabs are some of the most worthy seafoods. significant fluctuations of their abundance have encouraged a flurry of analysis and a quick enlargement of the clinical literature within the final decade. King Crabs of the realm: Biology and Fisheries Management consolidates broad wisdom at the biology, systematics, anatomy, lifestyles background, and fisheries of king crabs and provides it in one quantity. This e-book is the 1st finished medical reference dedicated to the biology and fisheries of king crabs.

The first a part of the booklet describes king crabs and their position on the earth, protecting geographic distribution, intensity and temperature levels, and maps of recognized habitats. Chapters learn phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary heritage and phylogeography, inner and exterior anatomy of king crabs, and the heritage of North Pacific fisheries. there's additionally a bankruptcy that provides a complete evaluate of ailments and different anomalies of king crabs. the second one a part of the publication describes the existence background and biology of varied king crab species, together with embryonic improvement and environmental elements, the improvement and biology of larvae, the ecology and biology of minor phases, reproductive suggestions of fished species, and the expansion and feeding of king crabs and their ecological impacts.

The 3rd a part of the e-book discusses human and environmental interactions with king crabs via fisheries, administration, and ecosystems. themes contain the affects of fishing—bycatch, dealing with, and discard mortality—king crab aquaculture and inventory enhancement, and king crabs from a variety of areas corresponding to Southern Hemisphere waters, the Barents Sea, and Alaska. A bankruptcy synthesizing a variety of elements of king crab biology presents an ecosystem-scale point of view and the ultimate bankruptcy provides the author’s outlook at the way forward for king crab learn and populations.

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Gowland-Sainz, M. J. Diez, and G. A. Lovrich. 2013. Distribution of Lithodes confundens Macpherson 1988 (Decapoda, Anomura) along the Atlantic continental shelf of Southern South America. Crustaceana 86:246–252. Stevens, B. G. and J. E. Munk. 1990. Lateral asymmetry in the thoracic segmentation of a king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815)(Decapoda, Anomura) from Kodiak Island, Alaska. Crustaceana 61:317–320. Suzuki, Y. and T. Sawada. 1978. Notes on an anomuran crab, Lithodes aequispina, Benedict, in Suruga Bay.

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