Biology and hatchery of mud crabs Scylla spp.
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This manual includes the biology of mud crab, and describes principles and procedures for spawning the mature crabs (Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica, and S. olivacea) and rearing the zoea to fly size crabs. It focuses on the hatchery rearing of S. serrata as this species is more economically viable than the two other species. The techniques may be modified depending on the conditions or problems encountered in a specific site.
Quinitio, E. T., & Parado-Estepa, F. D. (2008). Biology and hatchery of mud crabs Scylla spp. (2nd Ed.). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
Crab culture; Hatcheries; Economic feasibility; Cost analysis; Aquaculture; Brackishwater aquaculture; Crustacean culture; Spawning; Rearing; Nursery ponds; Juveniles; Zoeae; Life cycle; Anatomy; Identification; Larval development; Sexual maturity; Feed; Feeding; Aquaculture economics; Aquaculture techniques; Scylla; Philippines