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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 15 | Page No.: 720-728
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2012.720.728
 
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Fecundity, Embryonic and Ovarian Development of Blue Swimming Crab, Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Coastal Water of Johor, Malaysia
M. Ikhwanuddin, M.N. Azra, H. Siti-Aimuni and A.B. Abol-Munafi

Abstract:
Blue swimming crab, Portunus pelagicus is widely study and research throughout the Indo-West Pacific, but little is known of its reproductive biology in Malaysia. The present study describes the fecundity, embryonic development and ovarian development stages of the P. pelagicus from Johor coastal water, Malaysia. Carapace width range of berried crabs sampled was from 9.64 to 13.32 cm, while the body weight range was from 75 to 235 g. The mean number of egg produced by females in different sizes ranged from 105443.333±35448.075 per eggs batch. Mean egg size during embryonic development at stage 1 was 0.307±0.037, while 0.386±0.039 and 0.396±0.033 for stage 2 and stage 3, respectively. Study showed that there was significant (p<0.05) relationship between the number of eggs and carapace width/body weight. Mean diameter oocyte during ovarian development at stage 1 was 97.732±12.391 while for stage 2 was 149.516±23.287. Stage 3 showed increasingly of size with mean diameter was 158.506±27.616 and 181.013±24.339 for stage 4.
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How to cite this article:

M. Ikhwanuddin, M.N. Azra, H. Siti-Aimuni and A.B. Abol-Munafi, 2012. Fecundity, Embryonic and Ovarian Development of Blue Swimming Crab, Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Coastal Water of Johor, Malaysia. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 15: 720-728.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2012.720.728

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2012.720.728

 
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