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Spatiotemporal variation in the population ecology of scaly slipper lobsters Scyllarides squammosus in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
O'Malley, J.M. (2011). Spatiotemporal variation in the population ecology of scaly slipper lobsters Scyllarides squammosus in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 158(8): 1887-1901. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-011-1701-z
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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  • O'Malley, J.M.

Abstract
    Scaly slipper lobster (Scyllarides squammosus) population ecology was examined using tag/recapture information at Necker Island (23°30'N; 164°35'W), Gardner Pinnacles (25°00'N; 168°50'W), Maro Reef (25°30'N; 170°45'W), and Laysan Island (25°48'N; 171°45'W) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) USA from 2002 to 2008. Although many aspects of S. squammosus life history and population dynamics were similar to those of other scyllarids, somatic growth differed from its congers. Scyllarides squammosus growth abruptly declined at maturity and, because of this, growth at length was better described using the Schnute as opposed to the more commonly von Bertalanffy growth model. Growth varied among locations, and survival varied among years; thereby being the first documentation of variability in the life history of a scyllarid. This study has expanded knowledge of scyllarid biology and documented that spatiotemporal variability in biological characteristics must be considered to understand and describe the population ecology of this species and probably of other scyllarids.

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