New data on the tolerance of Barents Sea red king crabs to low salinity

New data on the tolerance of Barents Sea red king crabs to low salinity ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2012, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 177–178. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2012. Original Russian Text © A.M. Ilyushchenko, V.S. Zenzerov, 2012, published in Ekologiya, 2012, No. 2, pp. 159–160. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS New Data on the Tolerance of Barents Sea Red King Crabs to Low Salinity A. M. Ilyushchenko and V. S. Zenzerov Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Kola Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladimirskaya ul. 17, Murmansk, 183010 Russia email:; Received November 23, 2010 Keywords: red king crab, tolerance, salinity. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413612020075 Although the history of the red king crab introduc autonomous supply of sea water to aquariums. Young tion into the Barents Sea started only 40 years ago king crabs (up to 5 years of age) were captured in the (largescale artificial introduction of the crab began in Kila Bay (off the town of Saida) in June 2010 and the 1960s), the biological consequences of its acclima adapted to aquarium conditions. The average cara tion remain unclear, and its role in the Barents Sea pace width of the animals was 98 mm; the average ecosystem has not yet been determined (Kuz’min and weight, around 1.5 kg. The crabs were divided Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

New data on the tolerance of Barents Sea red king crabs to low salinity

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