Apple Academic Press
404 pages | 26 Color Illus. | 253 B/W Illus.
This volume provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas.
Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people around the world. They have been reported to make up about 20% of all marine crustaceans caught, farmed, and consumed worldwide. Among these marine crabs, portunid crabs (or swimming crabs of the family Portunidae) assume greater significance in the marine industry, owing to their delicate meat with nutritional qualities. Although several species of portunid crabs are edible and commercially important, only a few species have been widely cultivated. This is largely due to the lack of information on the biology of portunid crabs. Keeping this in view, this volume presents the biology and aquaculture of marine portunid crabs.
This volume will be of great use for researchers and students of disciplines such as fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology and fisheries, and zoology, and will also serve as a standard reference for college, university, and research libraries around the world.
Biology and Ecology of Portunid Crabs
Profile of Portunid Crabs (Family: Portunidae)
Aquaculture of Portunid Crabs
Nutritional Values of Portunid Crabs
Biomedical, Food and Industrial Applications of Portunid Crab Wastes
Diseases and Parasites of Portunid Crabs