Chapter 1. Growth and Development: Understanding and Modelling Growth Variability in Lobsters

  1. Bruce F. Phillips
  1. Richard A. Wahle1 and
  2. Michael J. Fogarty2

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995969.ch1

Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries

How to Cite

Wahle, R. A. and Fogarty, M. J. (2006) Growth and Development: Understanding and Modelling Growth Variability in Lobsters, in Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries (ed B. F. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995969.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental Biology, Muresk Institute, Curtin, University of Technology, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA

  2. 2

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 19 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126571

Online ISBN: 9780470995969

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Keywords:

  • lobsters;
  • growth and development;
  • growth patterns;
  • physiological age markers;
  • environmental influences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Development, growth patterns and the moult

  • Measuring growth

  • Environmental influences on growth and maturity

  • Larvae and postlarvae

  • Juveniles and adults

  • Larvae and postlarvae

  • Juveniles and adults

  • Larvae and postlarvae

  • Juveniles and adults

  • Larvae and postlarvae

  • Juveniles and adults

  • Modelling growth

  • Modelling growth in weight

  • Moult probability and intermoult duration

  • Size increase per moult

  • Mean growth

  • Gnomonic intervals

  • Physiological time units

  • Distributed delay models

  • Simulation and matrix representations

  • Degree-day models

  • Conclusions and future directions