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Some properties reproductive of the speckled shrimp (Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricius, 1798) in the North-eastern Mediterranean
M Manaşırlı *
, mozutok@cu.edu.tr
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Speckled shrimp (Metapenaeus monoceros), is a commercially important prawn in the embayments and estuaries of the Mediterranean Sea. It is originally a Lessepsian species which had migrated from the Red Sea into the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. This study was carried out in the North-eastern Mediterranean Sea between November 2009 and October 2010 with monthly sampling of speckled shrimps, by bottom trawl operations. Totally 784 specimens of this shrimp were studied, and the male/female ratio was determined as 1:1.4. The minimum size at first maturity for females was measured as 74 mm TL, and 50% of the female population were mature at about 110 mm (TL50%). It was also determined that female shrimps had developed their eggs between June to October, with two peak spawning periods between June-July, and August and October.
Keywords: Shrimp, Reproduction, Size at first maturity, Mediterranean Sea
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Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: aquaculture
Received: 2012/11/26 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2015/07/6
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Manaşırlı M. Some properties reproductive of the speckled shrimp (Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricius, 1798) in the North-eastern Mediterranean. IJFS. 2015; 14 (2) :485-493
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