We studied the infestation level of the coastal crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus by a cirripede barnacle Polyascus polygenea in Peter the Great Bay (Vostok Bay, Sea of Japan) in 1998–1999. It is shown that the externae of the parasite usually appear on the surface of the host’s body at the time when the crab attains sexual maturity (at a carapace width of 14–15 mm). More often we encountered infested crabs of a medium size, with a carapace width of 25–29 mm. The level of crab invasion did not depend on the sex of the host. In the summer period the proportion of infested crabs in different habitats ranged from 7 to 84%. The greatest number of crabs bearing the externae of the parasite was registered in an area with a boulder-pebble surface and small surf waves.
Russian Journal of Marine Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 13, 2005
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud