Accession Number : ADA181586

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (South Florida). Spiny Lobster.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Marx,James M. ; Herrnkind,William F.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms, principally fish, of sport, commercial, or ecological importance. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environmental requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. Keywords: Spiny lobster; Panulirus argus; Crayfish; Florida spiny lobster; Western Atlantic spiny lobster; Caribbean spiny lobster; Rock lobster; 'Bug'; Life cycles; Reproduction; Habitats; Marine biology.

Descriptors :   *LOBSTER, BIOLOGY, AQUATIC ORGANISMS, COASTAL REGIONS, FISHES, CRUSTACEA, DECAPODA, ENVIRONMENTS, INVERTEBRATES, HISTORY, LIFE(BIOLOGY), POPULATION, BIOLOGISTS, ECOLOGY, REQUIREMENTS, LIFE CYCLES, MARINE BIOLOGY, TAXONOMY, PROFILES, ROCK

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE