11 August 2015

Yazicioglu and Kozák, 2014

Yazicioglu B, Kozák P. 2014. What do we know about reproduction of crayfish? Poster presented at FABA 2014: International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey, September 2014. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280620396_What_do_we_know_about_reproduction_of_crayfish


Study of the reproductive strategy of indigenous and non-indigenous crayfish species is of a great importance in the current astacological world. Crayfish are the largest aquatic invertebrates, and as a keystone species, they are capable of controlling the structure of the benthic fauna in the lake and stream ecosystems, demonstrating different ecological strategy and life span varying from Astacus leptodactylus, Austropotamobius torrentium, Austropotamobius pallipes, Procambarus clarkii and Pacifastacus leniusculus. However, the most recent information has revealed a few species that may have different models of reproduction, such as hermaphroditism, intersex (Cherax quadricarinatus, Samastacus spinifrons) and parthenogenesis (Procambarus fallax f. virginalis). In addition, there are many studies devoted to investigation of reproduction biology under various lab conditions. Present contribution covers all mentioned above topics, illustrates known among crayfish reproduction patterns, and summarizes published research articles from the past 20 years and until now.

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