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dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, Ariadine C. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorAntonio Baeza, J.
dc.contributor.authorFransozo, Vivian [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorCastilho, Antonio L. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorFransozo, Adilson [UNESP]
dc.identifier.citationAquatic Biology. Oldendorf Luhe: Inter-research, v. 17, n. 1, p. 57-69, 2012.
dc.description.abstractThe potential of a recently established marine protected area (MPA) in the Western Atlantic, Brazil, as a 'seed production' and nursery ground for Xiphopenaeus kroyeri, an intensively exploited penaeid shrimp, was investigated in an attempt to reveal any future benefit of this new MPA to adjacent populations experiencing heavy exploitation. Overall, we observed that males and females >12 and 20 mm carapace length, respectively, contributed the most to reproduction in the studied population. Reproductive activity of X. kroyeri was continuous at the MPA; 2 annual reproductive peaks were recorded from March to April and from November to December, which were followed by recruitment events occurring from March to April 2009 and November 2009. Sediment, temperature, and algae and plant biomass floating near the bottom were relevant in driving reproductive activity and recruitment in X. kroyeri. The high reproductive potential of the studied population and the occurrence of abundant juveniles throughout the sampling area, indicating the existence of a nursery ground within the region, suggest that this MPA might provide important benefits in the near future. We argue in favor of future long-term studies on the larval dispersion, reproductive biology and ecology of X. kroyeri in MPAs and non-MPAs to construct a base for future management of this species and to aid stock recovery in fishing areas that are heavily exploited.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.relation.ispartofAquatic Biology
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectMarine protected areaen
dc.subjectXiphopenaeus kroyerien
dc.subjectSize at first maturityen
dc.subjectReproductive potentialen
dc.subjectNursery grounden
dc.subjectEnvironmental parametersen
dc.subjectStock recoveryen
dc.titleReproductive biology and recruitment of Xiphopenaeus kroyeri in a marine protected area in the Western Atlantic: implications for resource managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionOld Dominion Univ
dc.contributor.institutionSmithsonian Marine Stn Ft Pierce
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Catolica Norte
dc.contributor.institutionInst Fed Educ Ciência & Tecnol Baiano
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, NEBECC Crustacean Biol Ecol & Culture Study Grp, BR-18618970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationOld Dominion Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Norfolk, VA 23435 USA
dc.description.affiliationSmithsonian Marine Stn Ft Pierce, Ft Pierce, FL 34949 USA
dc.description.affiliationUniv Catolica Norte, Fac Ciencias Mar, Dept Biol Marina, Coquimbo, Chile
dc.description.affiliationInst Fed Educ Ciência & Tecnol Baiano, BR-45320000 Santa Ines, BA, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, NEBECC Crustacean Biol Ecol & Culture Study Grp, BR-18618970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Instituto de Biociências, Botucatupt
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