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Population biology of sand crab [Portunus pelagicus (Linneaus, 1758)] blue crab [Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896] in Iskenderun Bay

Year 2006, Volume 23, Issue 3, 407 - 411, 01.09.2006

Abstract

The Indo-Pacific originated sand crab [Portunus pelagicus (Linneaus, 1758) ] and Atlantic originated blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) were observed in Iskenderun Bay between July 2002 and June 2003. The study was based on the comparison of length distribution and sex ratio of crabs. A total of 467 individuals (139 blue crabs and 328 sand crabs) were examined. The males of sand crab was determined to be dominant representing 58% of the population, and the average width of long carapace of females was found to be 119.9±2,8 mm, while the carapace width for males was 104,9±2,1 mm in average. The case seems to be contrast for blue crab female population, which was dominant with the proportion of 69% and average width of long carapace of them was found to be 148,9±2,5 mm. The average width of long carapace was 123,3±3,4 mm for males, which represented 31% of the total population.

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  • Potter, I.C., P.J. Chrystal, N.R. Loneragan. 1983. The biology of the blue manna crab P. pelagicus in an Australian estuary. Marine Biology, 78: 75-85.
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  • Zaitsev, Yu., Öztürk, B. [eds] 2001. Exotic Species in the Aegean, Marmara, Black, Azov and Caspian Seas. Published by Turkish Marine Reseaerch Foundation, İstanbul, TURKEY, 267 pp.

İskenderun Körfezi’nde Dağılım Gösteren Kum Yengeci [Portunus pelagicus (Linneaus, 1758)] ve Mavi Yengeç (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) Populasyonları ve Morfometrisi Üzerinde Araştırmalar

Year 2006, Volume 23, Issue 3, 407 - 411, 01.09.2006

Abstract

Bu çalışma ile İskenderun Körfezi’nden Temmuz 2002- Haziran 2003 tarihleri arsında elde edilen örnekler incelenerek Atlantik kökenli mavi yengeç ( Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) ve İndo-Pasifik kökenli kum yengeci (Portunus pelagicus Linneaus, 1758)’nin boy dağılımları, erkek-dişi oranları belirlenmiştir. Toplam 467 birey (139 adet mavi yengeç ve 328 adet kum yengeci) incelenmiştir. İskenderun Körfezi’ndeki kum yengeci populasyonunda %58 ile erkeklerin baskın olduğu, dişi bireylerin ortalama uzun karapas genişlikleri 119,9±2,8 mm genişliğinde, erkek bireylerin ortalama 104,9±2,1 mm uzun karapas genişliğinde oldukları belirlenmiştir. Mavi yengeç populasyonunda ise yaklaşık olarak populasyonun %69’unu dişi bireylerin oluşturduğu ve ortalama uzun karapas genişliği 148,9±2,5 mm, %31’ini oluşturan erkek bireylerin ise ortalama 123,3±3,4 mm uzun karapas genişliğinde oldukları belirlenmiştir

References

  • Atar, H. H; S. Seçer. 2003. Width / Length - Weight Relationships of the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) Population Living in Beymelek Lagoon Lake. Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci., 27: 443-447
  • Chande, A.I; Y. D. Mgaya. 2003. The Fishery of Portunus pelagicus and Species Diversity of Portunid Crabs Along the Coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science. 2(1): 75-84.
  • Enzenross, L; R. Enzenross. 1987. Studie .ber das Vorkommen von Mollusca und Crustacea an der türkischen Küste (Mittelmeer undAgais). Ravensburg, unveroffentlichtes Manuskript: 2-17.
  • Enzenross, L; R. Enzenross. 1990. Wissenschaftlich interessante Funde aus der sammlung Enzenross (marine Invertebraten). Jahreshefte der Gasellschaft für Naturkunde in Württemberg, 145: 283-294.
  • Enzenross, L., R. Enzenross. 1995. Erstnachweise indopazificher Brachyura ( Crustacea: Decapoda) von der türkischen Mittelmeerküste. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, 521: 1-4.
  • Enzenross, L., R. Enzenross, F. Bingel. 1997. Occurrence of Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus (RATHBUN, 1896) (Crustacea, Brachyura) on the Turkish Mediterranean and the Adjacent Aegean Coast and its size Distribution in the bay of Iskenderun. Turk. J. Zool., 21: 113-122.
  • Fox, H.M., 1924. The migration of a Red Sea Crab through the Suez Canal. Nature, 93: 714.
  • Giordani Soika, A., 1951. Il Neptunus pelagicus (L.) nell'alto Adriatico. Natura, Milano, 42: 18-20.
  • Gökoğlu, M. H. Aydın, E. Çiloğlu. 1998. An investigation on commercial crabs fishing in the Antalya bay. (in Turkish) Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi III. Su Ürünleri Sempozyumu, 10-12 Haziran. Erzurum, 637-643.
  • Gruvel, A., 1928. Répartition géographigue de quelques Crustacés comestibles sur les côtes d’Egypte et syrie. C.R. Soc. Biogeogr, Paris, 5(39): 45-46
  • Gruvel, A., 1929. De I’influence du percement du canal de suez sur la faune marine des côtes de Syrie. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 188: 1697-1699.
  • Gruvel, A., 1930. Les Richesse marines et fluviales de Syrie. Exploitation actuelle-Avenir. Revue Scientifique,Paris, 68:33-41.
  • Gruvel, A., 1931. Partie générale et économique. In:GRUVEL,A., Les Etats de Syrie. Richesse marines et fluviales. Exploitation actuelle-Avenir. Bibl.Faune Colon. Franç., 3:1-28.
  • Holthuis, L. B., 1961. Report on The a Collection Crustacae decapoda and Stomatopoda From Turkey and Balkans . Zoologiesche Verhandelingen. 47: 1-67.
  • Holthuis, L .B., E. Gottlieb. 1958. An annotated list of decapod Crustacea of the Mediterranean coast of Israel, with an appendix listing the Decapoda of the eastern Mediterranean. Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel, (B) 7:1-126.
  • İyiduvar, O. 1986. Hydrographic characteristic of Iskenderun Bay, MSc. Thesis, Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, 33731, Erdemli-Içel. 157 pp.
  • Kocataş, A. 1971. Investigations on the taxonomy end ecology of crabs “Brachyura” from Izmir Bay and its adjacent areas. E.Ü.Fen Fak.İlmi Rap .Ser. 121(76).1-77.
  • Kocatas, A., 1981. Liste préliminaire et répartition des Crustacés Décapodes des eaux Turques. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Méditerranéen, 27 (2): 161- 162.
  • Kocatas, A., T. Katagan. 1983. Crustacean fauna of Turkish coastal lagoons. Rapports et procèsverbaux des réunions, Commission internationale pour l’Exploration scientifique de la mer Méditerranée, 28: 231-233.
  • Kocatas, A., T. Katagan. 2003. The decapod crustacean fauna of the Turkish seas. Zoology in the Middle East, 29: 63-74.
  • Monod, T. 1930. Über einige indo-pazifische Decapoden der Meeresfauna Syriens. Zoologisher Anzeiger, 92: 135-141.
  • Monod, T. 1931. Crustacés de Syrie. In: A. GRUVEL, Les Etats de Syrie.Richesses Marines et Fluviales, Explotation actuelle-Avenir. Bibliographie sur la Faune des Colonies Françaises, 3: 397-435.
  • Monod, T. 1932. Crustacés exotiques en Méditerranée. La Terre et la Vie, 2: 65-73.
  • Özcan, T., T. Katagan., A. Kocatas, 2005. Brachyuran crabs from Iskenderun Bay (Southeastern Turkey). Crustaceana, 78(2): 237-243.
  • Potter, I.C., P.J. Chrystal, N.R. Loneragan. 1983. The biology of the blue manna crab P. pelagicus in an Australian estuary. Marine Biology, 78: 75-85.
  • Potter, I.C., S. de Lestang. 2000. The biology of the blue swimmer crab Portunus pelagicus in the Leschenault Estuary and Koombana Bay in south-western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 83(4): 443-458.
  • Sarada, P.T., 1998. Crab fishery of the Calicut coast with some aspects of the populations charcteristics of P. sanguinolentus, P. pelagicus and Charybdis cruciata. Indian J. Fish. Vol. 45(4): 375-386.
  • Sumpton, W.D., M.A, Potter., G.S. Smith. 1994. Reproduction and growth of the commercial sand crab P. pelagicus (L.) in Moreton Bay, Queensland. Asian Fish. Sci. 7(2-3):103-113.
  • Türeli, C., 1999. Aspects of the biology of the blue crab (callinectes sapidus rathbun, 1896) in Iskenderun Bay (Turkey) PhD. Thesis, ADANA.161 pp (in Turkish)
  • Zaitsev, Yu., Öztürk, B. [eds] 2001. Exotic Species in the Aegean, Marmara, Black, Azov and Caspian Seas. Published by Turkish Marine Reseaerch Foundation, İstanbul, TURKEY, 267 pp.

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Primary Language Turkish
Subjects Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Tahir ÖZCAN This is me


İhsan AKYURT This is me

Publication Date September 1, 2006
Application Date December 7, 2015
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Published in Issue Year 2006, Volume 23, Issue 3

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APA Özcan, T. & Akyurt, İ. (2006). İskenderun Körfezi’nde Dağılım Gösteren Kum Yengeci [Portunus pelagicus (Linneaus, 1758)] ve Mavi Yengeç (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896) Populasyonları ve Morfometrisi Üzerinde Araştırmalar . Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences , 23 (3) , 407-411 . Retrieved from http://www.egejfas.org/en/pub/issue/5013/67917