Assessment of T bar anchor tags for marking the blue swimmer crab Portunas pelagicus (L.)

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dc.contributor.author No, Contributors en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:52:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T03:52:16Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier 0980021055 en_US
dc.identifier.citation No, C. 2002 'Assessment of T bar anchor tags for marking the blue swimmer crab Portunas pelagicus (L.)', Fisheries Research, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 209-216. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0165-7836 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5737
dc.description.abstract Tagging is a critical technique when studying the population dynamics of any organism, in crustaceans the occurance of periodic molting further jepodises the tagging process. When applied as tested during the present study the standard “T” bar anchor tag (Hallprint Australia TBA-1, TBA-2), similar to the Floy anchor tag, is not considered a successful method of marking the Blue Swimmer Crab Portunus pelagicus. When assessed under laboratory conditions the tag resulted in a 100% failure rate during molting. The use of this methodology for population studies on P. pelagicus is not supported by data gathered by these laboratory based observations. A modified “T” Bar anchor tag, with the labelled barrel extended almost the complete length of the tag, has been developed and data is presented which shows this tag to be marginally superior for use with this animal. These results raise serious questions about data gathered by other studies utilising similar tagging methods. en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-7836(00)00303-9 en_US
dc.subject Portunus pelagicus. en
dc.subject Blue swimmer crab. en
dc.title Assessment of T bar anchor tags for marking the blue swimmer crab Portunas pelagicus (L.) en_US
dc.parent Fisheries Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 54 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam, The Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 209 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 216 en_US
dc.cauo.name Health Sciences en_US


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