Biology and hatchery of mud crabs Scylla spp.
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This manual describes the principles and procedures for spawning the mature crabs (Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica, and S. olivacea) and rearing the zoeae to juveniles. Hatchery conditions should satisfy the ecological requirements of each specific stage, thus the manual starts with a section on biology of mud crabs.
Quinitio, E. T., & Parado-Estepa, F. D. (2003). Biology and hatchery of mud crabs Scylla spp. Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. http://hdl.handle.net/10862/1986
PublisherAquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
SeriesAquaculture extension manual; No. 34
Format42 p. : ill. (some col.).
We thank the Crustacean Hatchery staff Emeterio Borlongan, Quirico Ganon, Eliseo Tisuela and Rudy Bravo for their competent technical assistance in the larval rearing runs, to Eduard Rodriguez for net cage nursery rearing, and to Jennette de Pedro for providing invaluable computer assistance. We are also grateful to Jurgenne Primavera, Milagros de la Peña, Nerissa Salayo, and Marietta Duray for sharing their expertise in improving this manual; Celia Lavilla-Torres for her contribution on diseases; AQD’s Publications Review Committee Relicardo Coloso, Teodora Bagarinao, Luis Maria Garcia, Gilda Po, and Wilfredo Yap for invaluable comments; Edgardo Ledesma for the line drawings; and to Rey Tenedero for the hatchery layout and other engineering aspects. Some of the results are based on the project 9217 funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.