Title Revealing the natural diet of the phyllosoma larvae of spiny lobster
Authers Andrew JEFFS
Keywords spiny lobster, phyllosoma, diet, feeding behaviour, mouth-parts, food chain tracing
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No. 20, 9-13, 2007
Abstract
An important bottleneck in the development of aquaculture of spiny lobsters is larval feeding and nutrition. Researchers have used a wide variety of natural foods and artificial food materials in attempts to improve the larval culture of these species. Unfortunately, very little is known about the natural feeding ecology and diet of spiny lobster larvae or phyllosomes. This paper reviews research undertaken in New Zealand over the past decade aimed at attempting to improve our understanding of the diet of spiny lobster phyllosomes.
URI http://www.fra.affrc.go.jp/bulletin/bull/bull20/02.pdf