Species profiles: life histories and environmental (Gulf of Mexico) -- brown shrimp

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noQL 444 .M33 L373en_US
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dc.contributor.authorLassuy, Dennis R.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:53:01Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:53:01Z
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description15 pgs.en_US
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dc.description.abstractSpecies profiles are literature summaries on the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal aquatic species. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, is the major species in the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery, the most valuable ($302 million in 1980) commercial fishery in the United States. It is heavily preyed on by many fishes. Spawning occurs offshore from about September to May and most postlarvae move into estuaries from February through April. Within the estuary they occupy shallow water near marshes with soft substrate. Juveniles emigrate from estuaries to offshore areas from May through August. They grow as fast as 3.3 mm per day in estuaries. Adults concentrate around the 55-m contour offshore. Postlarval and juvenile shrimp are normally taken in water temperatures above 10 degrees and rapid growth occurs above 18 degrees. Few shrimp are collected below 5 ppt salinity. Brown shrimp are benthic feeders and prefer soft substrates. High populations are associated with coastal marshes.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas Coasten_US
dc.geo-codeGulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.geo-codeUnited Statesen_US
dc.history7/27/07 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19647
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dc.locationTAMUG Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesFebruary 1983en_US
dc.placeWashington, D.C.en_US
dc.publisherNational Coastal Ecosystems Team, Division of Biological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interioren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries1889.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesU.S. Fish Wildl. Service Report FWS/0BS 82(11.1); U.S. Army Engineers Report TR EL-82-4en_US
dc.subjectbrown shrimpen_US
dc.subjectPenaeus aztecusen_US
dc.subjectfeedingen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjecthabitaten_US
dc.subjectlife historyen_US
dc.subjectspawningen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental factorsen_US
dc.subjectshrimpsen_US
dc.subjectaquatic ecologyen_US
dc.subjectfish habitat improvementen_US
dc.titleSpecies profiles: life histories and environmental (Gulf of Mexico) -- brown shrimpen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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