The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Larvae of the deep-sea Nematocarcinidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from the Southern Ocean

Thatje, S., Bacardit, R. and Arntz, W.E. (2005) Larvae of the deep-sea Nematocarcinidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from the Southern Ocean Polar Biology, 28, (4), pp. 290-302. (doi:10.1007/s00300-004-0687-0).

Record type: Article

Abstract

The early larval stages of the deep-sea Nematocarcinidae, Nematocarcinus longirostris Bate, 1888, from the south-western Atlantic Ocean, and N. lanceopes Bate, 1888, from the high Antarctic Weddell Sea, were obtained from plankton catches, described and illustrated. Furthermore, field collected larvae of N. lanceopes were compared with larvae hatched and reared under constant laboratory conditions. The morphology of larvae in both species clearly indicates a planktotrophic and extended mode of larval development. This is an outstanding feature in deep-sea and especially in high-latitudinal caridean shrimp species, and the consequence of such reproductive trait for life history adaptations to both deep-sea and polar environments is discussed.

PDF Thatje_Nematocarcinus.pdf - Other
Download (656kB)

More information

Submitted date: 18 November 2004
Published date: 2005

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 38981
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/38981
ISSN: 0722-4060
PURE UUID: e82f9a67-21d1-4652-ae9a-559eed8148e4

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 14 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:38

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: S. Thatje
Author: R. Bacardit
Author: W.E. Arntz

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×