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    • Book

      Field guide for the edible crustacea of the Philippines 

      H Motoh - 1980 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Information on each species includes: 1) taxonomy (scientific, English and Philippine names) and diagnostic characters: 2) ecology; 3) distribution; 4) fisheries data; 5) economics (potential, price).
    • Book

      Field guide to mangrove identification and community structure analysis 

      MJH Lebata-Ramos - 2013 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      The mangrove field guide is a 32-page field guide with a one page introduction on mangroves, followed by a key to mangrove genera and species (with colored pictures of the whole plant and plant parts), then a definition of important terms used in the key, species code for use during mangrove community structure, instructions on how to conduct mangrove community structure analysis plus the formulas for the different indices (relative density, dominance, frequency; importance value and species diversity) and a sample data sheet. The guide, measuring 9 cm x 14 cm, is printed on PVC material hence it can get wet, soaked or be left in the water for days.
    • Book

      Handbook of mangroves in the Philippines - Panay 

      JH Primavera, RB Sadaba, MJHL Lebata & JP Altamirano - 2004 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      A 106-page guide is a user-friendly presentation of technical botanical description and illustrations of Philippine mangrove species in Panay Island, Guimaras and Aurora Province. Vegetative and reproductive structures of 34 mangrove species that are readily observed in the field are emphasized and presented in color photographs and as graphic icons. Also discussed: importance of mangroves; mangrove decline and legislation; conservation and rehabilitation; and mangrove-friendly aquaculture.
    • Article

      Identification of the postlarval Penaeus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Penaeidae) appearing along shore waters 

      H Motoh & P Buri - SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Quarterly Research Report, 1980 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Diagnostic characters for the identification of postlarval Penaeus appearing along the coastal waters of the Philippines are reviewed and categorized, based on materials from the wild and laboratory. Presently there are 7 adult known species belonging to the genus Penaeus around Panay Island and its adjacent waters, namely: P. monodon, P. semisulcatus, P. merguiensis, P. indicus, P. japonicus , P. canaliculatus, and P. latisulcatus.
    • Conference paper

      Molecular genetic approaches to resolve taxonomical ambiguity of mud crab species (Genus Scylla) in Indian waters 

      A Mandal, M Varkey, SP Sobhanan, AK Mani & YC Thampi Sam Raj - In ET Quinitio, FDP Estepa, YC Thampi Sam Raj & A Mandal (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Seminar-Workshop on Mud Crab Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, 10-12 April 2013, Tamil Nadu, India, 2015 - Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (MPEDA)
      Mud crab or mangrove crab (Genus Scylla de Haan) is one of the most extensively cultured and economically important brachyuran crabs from the family Portunidae in Indo-Pacific countries, including India. Mud crabs exhibit variations in colour, size, spination, polygonal pattern and habitat. These contribute to the confusion in their identification. Accurate identification of the species is essential in the breeding programmes of domesticated stocks and is a crucial factor in the success of stock enhancement programmes. The taxonomic uncertainty of the genus Scylla in India is still an issue and several papers are being published using misleading identification. This is the first attempt to resolve the taxonomical ambiguity of mud crabs commonly found in Indian waters using multiple molecular genetic approaches. ITS-1, RAPD, PCRRFLP and mt-DNA sequencing along with traditional morphometric methods were used. Furthermore, a PCR method was developed by which mud crab species in India could be identified rapidly and accurately. The results of gene sequencing along with other molecular markers clearly indicated that the ‘green’ morph of Indian mud crab is S. serrata, while the ‘brown’ one is S. olivacea which was validated using the revised classification of mud crabs by Keenan et al. (1998). The S. serrata commonly mentioned in published literatures from India is S. olivacea and the S. tranquebarica, as believed by many Indian researchers, should be classified as S. serrata. Therefore, caution should be taken while interpreting or implementing the biological, molecular and aquaculture data published in those literatures.
    • Article

      New records of a marine macrobenthic algae of Panay and Guimaras Islands 

      MRJ Luhan, AQ Hurtado-Ponce, NC Guanzon & GC Trono - Philippine Journal of Science, 1992 - Science and Technology Information Institute
      Thirty new records of macrobenthic algae for Panay and Guimaras Islands are reported, consisting of 12 species of Chlorophyceae, 4 Phaeophyceae and 14 Rhodophyceae.
    • Book

      Philippine Aquatic Wildlife Rescue and Response Manual Series: Marine Turtles 

      This manual addresses the lack of information materials on how to deal with marine turtle encounters in the Philippine seas to ensure that the proper treatment and intervention is provided. The manual also responds to the Comprehensive Action Plan for Threatened, Charismatic, and Migratory Species of the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion (SSME), which has been identified as the first priority seascape the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI). The Tri-National Committee of the SSME developed the Comprehensive Action Plans (CAP) that identified seven Key Result Areas (KRAs) to improve the status of marine turtles in the SSME, as follows: (a) Identify best practices in minimizing threats to marine turtle populations and their habitats; (b) Develop and implement nesting habitats and management programs to maximize hatchling production and survival; (c) Provide recommendations on specific features or criteria in marine protected area (MPA) design and MPA network design in relation to the protection and management of marine turtles in SSME waters; (d) Undertake initiatives to promote reduction of incidental capture and mortality of marine turtles; (e) Conduct turtle population habitat research and monitoring protocols; (f) Develop guidelines for MPA network design for marine turtles; and (g) Publish information to promote best practices and successes for marine turtle conservation.

      This manual is an important step to address gaps and issues on threatened marine wildlife in the Philippines to better protect and conserve marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle.
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      Philippine freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium spp.) 

      MRR Eguia, HE Dejarme, WR Rosario, EC Roxas & D Wowor - 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 43
      This manual provides information on the biology, morphology, natural distribution, habitat, and economic importance of 22 notable species of Macrobrachium in the Philippines.
    • Conference paper

      Scylla species found in Cochin backwaters, Kerala, South India 

      PL Devi & A Joseph - In ET Quinitio, FDP Estepa, YC Thampi Sam Raj & A Mandal (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Seminar-Workshop on Mud Crab Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, 10-12 April 2013, Tamil Nadu, India, 2015 - Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (MPEDA)
      The present study described the Scylla species collected from Cochin backwaters for two years from June 2010 to May 2012. Identification and description of Scylla species were carried out based on the morphological characters focusing on the first and second male gonopods, and third maxillipeds.

      The first male pleopods of the three species were found to be similar in shape, but variations were observed in the setation pattern. S. serrata and S. tranquebarica showed two patches of setae on the inner margin on its posterior end, which was thin and inconspicuous in the former, while thick and conspicuous in the latter. S. olivacea was found to possess only a single tuft of thick setae on the inner margin of the first male pleopod. The second male pleopods were similar in S. serrata and S. tranquebarica, while found to be varied in S. olivacea. The second male pleopods were found to possess setation on the inner margin on its posterior region in S. olivacea, which was totally absent in S. serrata and S. tranquebarica. There were no significant variations in the third maxillipeds among the three Scylla spp. The third maxillipeds of three Scylla spp. were characterized by broad and flattened merus and ischium, lined with thick hairs on the inner margin.

      The present study shows the occurrence of three species, Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica and S. olivacea, in Cochin backwaters. However identification of species needs to be confirmed using molecular techniques.
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      Seed production of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) in Vietnam 

      NDQ Duy - 2010 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 48
      An extension manual describing broodstock management, larval rearing, and management of nursery systems.