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dc.contributor.authorMeynecke, JO
dc.contributor.authorMayze, J
dc.contributor.authorAlberts-Hubatsch, H
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-06T00:00:55Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06T00:00:55Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0165-7836
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.fishres.2015.06.013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/102486
dc.description.abstractMud crabs (Scylla spp.) are intensively caught throughout South-East Asia and support a very substantial commercial, recreational fishing and aquaculture industry. Identification of individual animals is important to improve understanding and management of this species. However, tagging of crustaceans is difficult as they frequently molt and internal tags can pose a hazard to consumers. In this pilot study we tested a new method combining passive integrated transponder tags and t-bar tags externally. 45 giant mud crabs (Scylla serrata) were captured from the wild and kept in tanks for a maximum of 10 months. We inserted tags into the abdomen of 35 giant mud crabs and tested a modified method where the combined t-bar/PIT-tag was inserted into the muscle tissue of the rear leg between the dorsal carapace plate and the top of the abdominal flap. Tagged crabs with the modified method showed 85% tag retention for molting crabs. We tested the same method in the field where 852 individuals were tagged with combined t-bar/PIT-tags of which 82 were recaptured showing 100% tag retention but without any evidence of molting having occurred. The tested method of combined t-bar/PIT-tags in giant mud crabs can further improve monitoring for wild and aquaculture populations and can be deployed widely with low cost.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom212
dc.relation.ispartofpageto216
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFisheries Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume170
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAquaculture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFisheries Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode070401
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0704
dc.titlePerformance and physiological responses of combined t-bar and PITtagged giant mud crabs (Scylla serrata)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMeynecke, Olaf


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