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King Crabs of the World: Biology and Fisheries Management

By: Bradley G Stevens(Editor)

616 pages, 8 plates with colour photos; 125 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 50 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Apr 2014 | #209300 | ISBN-13: 9781439855416
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NHBS Price: £120.00 $157/€134 approx

About this book

King Crabs of the World is the first comprehensive reference that discusses king crab systematics, anatomy, biology, life history, behavior, and fisheries management, bringing together published information from scattered sources, including data from national reports that are difficult to access and are not in English. The text also includes a treasure trove of original data and underwater photographs that have never been published. King Crabs of the World consolidates extensive professional knowledge into a single volume that will serve as a basis for education and research for many decades to come.

"The narratives of the chapters are well written, and overall the text is well edited. Those interested in king crab biology and fisheries should be pleased. Summing Up: Recommended."
– S. R. Fegley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


- Systematics of king crabs, Patsy Livingston
- Anatomy, Bill Donaldson
- Diseases and Histopathology, Frank Morado
- Embryology and hatching, Brad Stevens
- Larval development, Tom Shirley
- Juvenile biology and habitats, Brad Stevens
- Reproductive Biology, A. J. Paul
- Mating Behavior, Brad Stevens
- Podding behaviour, Guy Powell
- Growth, Molting, Feeding, and Physiology, Brad Stevens
- Cultivation and enhancement
- a. Larval Cultivation, Anna Eppelbaum and Sara Persselin
- b. Larval Nutrition, Jiro Kittaka
- c. Juvenile growout, Ben Daly
- d. Release methods, Gro van der Meeren
- e. Sea Ranching, Nina Kovatcheva
- Golden and Scarlet king crabs
- Southern King crabs, Gustavo Lovrich and Federico Tapella
- Fisheries in the US, Bob Otto
- Fisheries in Russia and Norway, Gro van der Meeren and Dvoretsky
- Management, Gordon Kruse and Jie Zheng
- Fisheries Oceanography, Brad Stevens

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Bradley G. Stevens, Ph.D., is Professor of Environmental Science and Distinguished Research Scientist, Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. His research interests include reproductive biology of crustaceans and mollusks, cultivation and enhancement of crustaceans, especially crabs, and effects of climate change on reproduction and recruitment.

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