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Distribution and abundance of penaeid shrimps in a hypersaline lagoon in northwestern Mexico, emphasizing the brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus californiensis life cycle
Manzano-Sarabia, M.M.; Aragón-Noriega, E.A.; Salinas-Zavala, C.A.; Lluch-Cota, D.B. (2007). Distribution and abundance of penaeid shrimps in a hypersaline lagoon in northwestern Mexico, emphasizing the brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus californiensis life cycle. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 152(5): 1021-1029. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00227-007-0763-4
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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  • Manzano-Sarabia, M.M.
  • Aragón-Noriega, E.A.
  • Salinas-Zavala, C.A.
  • Lluch-Cota, D.B.

Abstract
    Life histories of penaeid shrimp have been classified according to the preferred habitats of postlarval, juvenile, and adult stages, ranging from exclusively estuarine to exclusively offshore waters. Brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus californiensis migrate to an offshore habitat at the juvenile stage or even a smaller body size. This paper presents results of monthly samplings from 24 stations over 1 year in the Agiabampo Lagoon complex, a hypersaline lagoon in northwestern Mexico. Five species of penaeid shrimp were identified, with brown shrimp the most abundant during the year of sampling. Results suggest that residency of brown shrimp inside this lagoon is longer than reported in previous studies. An interaction between length and environmental variables (near-surface temperature, salinity, and rainfall) appear to be cues concerning migration.

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