Biology of the Lobster: Homarus americanus by Jan Robert Factor

By Jan Robert Factor

The generally dispensed American Lobster, Homarus americanus , which inhabits coastal waters from Canada to the Carolinas, is a vital keystone species. A helpful resource of source of revenue, its abundance or rarity usually displays the wellbeing and fitness of ecosystems occupied by way of those crustaceans. This accomplished reference brings jointly all that's identified of those interesting animals. it is going to attract biologists, zoologists, aquaculturalists, fishery biologists, and researchers operating with different lobster species, in addition to neurobiologists searching for additional info at the version approach they so frequently use. Key beneficial properties * First complete ebook at the American lobster due to the fact Herrick's century-old monograph * offers an important history for neurobiologists who use this crustacean as a version organism * features a entire remedy of the lobster fishery and its administration

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The whole body may be much lighter in color, and underparts may appear yellowish or white. Recently preserved Cape lobsters were light yellowish orange when photographed. Morphological differences among Homarus americanus, H. gammarus, and Homarinus capensis are well summarized by Holthuis (1991) in an illustrated key as: H. gammarus, nearly identical to H. americanus, but with no ventral tooth on the rostrum; H. capensis, differing from both of these in its small size, attaining a total length of 10 cm, and having palms of large first chelipeds covered with setae, especially near the lower margin.

Milne Edwards, 1837, 2:333. Type species: Homarus vulgaris H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (=Cancer gammarus Linnaeus, 1758). Holthuis (1974:815, 1991:57) explained this synonymy in great detail, pointing out that the name Homarus was independently chosen for this genus by three different authors, each of the homonyms having different nominal species selected as their types. Homarus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837 Homarus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837, 2:334. Astacus marinus Say, 1817:165 (not Fabricius, 1775).

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