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By Tadashi Kawai, Neil Cumberlidge

This ebook introduces up-to-date details on conservation concerns, offering an outline of what's had to improve the worldwide conservation of freshwater decapods resembling freshwater crabs, crayfish, and shrimps.

Biodiversity loss ordinarily is optimum in organisms that depend upon intact freshwater habitats, simply because freshwater ecosystems world wide are affliction excessive threats from a number of resources. Our realizing of the quantity and site of threatened species of decapods, and of the character in their extinction threats has stronger significantly lately, and has enabled the advance of species conservation ideas.

This quantity specializes in saving threatened species from extinction, and emphasizes the significance of the winning implementation of conservation motion plans via cooperation among scientists, conservationists, educators, investment firms, coverage makers, and conservation agencies.

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2011b). Population density estimates are available for a few species only. Density estimates for the troglobitic species, Aegla microphthalma and A. leptochela, are low, and less than one individual/m2 (Moracchioli 1994; Maia et al. 2013). 5 m2 and 12/m2 for Aegla perobae, A. paulensis and A. platensis, respectively (Bueno and Bond-Buckup 2000; Bueno et al. 2007, 2014b; Cohen et al. 2013). 1 Biology Population Size Structure and Sexual Dimorphism As a rule, male aeglids attain a larger body size than females (Swiech-Ayoub and Masunari 2001b; Noro and Buckup 2002; Fransozo et al.

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Mating behavior has been described in detail in Aegla platensis by Almerão et al. (2010). Those authors report that males use their chelipeds to lift and rotate the body of the female during mating with fertilization probably occurring externally in the brood pouch. Fertilized eggs are held firmly attached to the pleopods. Eggs are large in size and few in number, usually in the lower hundreds [see Bueno and Shimizu (2008) for compilation on average egg size and number in some aeglid species]. There is a positive relationship between the number of eggs and the size of the female (Noro and Buckup 2002; Bueno and Shimizu 2008; Silva-Gonçalves et al.

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