Some morphometric aspects of Munida rutllanti Zariquiey Alvarez, 1952 (Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae) in Sigacik Bay (southeastern Aegean Sea)


KOÇAK C. , LEBLEBICI S., ÖZAYDIN O. , KATAĞAN T.

CRUSTACEANA, cilt.81, ss.873-881, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 81 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1163/156854008784771711
  • Dergi Adı: CRUSTACEANA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.873-881

Özet

A total of 491 Munida rutllanti specimens was captured between depths of 150 and 380 m in Sigacik Bay in the commercial trawl fisheries season of 2006-2007. During this sampling, 208 females (42.36%) and 283 males (57.64%) were found. Undamaged female (104) and male specimens (107) were measured for morphometric features such as total carapace length with rostrum, carapace length, rostrum length, rostrum basis width, anterior carapace width, maximum carapace width, cheliped length, total length, and wet weight. Length-weight relationship parameters were calculated as W = 2.1623 TL - 4.018 for males, and W = 2.7417 TL - 5.083 for females, respectively.