Aseasonality in the abundance and life history of an ecologically dominant freshwater crab in the Rift Valley, Kenya

Michael Dobson, Adiel M Magana, Jill Lancaster, Jude Mathooko

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Abstract

Freshwater crabs appear to show at least two alternative life history patterns, which differ in the timing of seasonal reproduction. Reproduction occurs during low flow among temperate lotic species, but during high water levels among wetland species. Crab biomass is often very high and both strategies would lead to spatial and temporal pulses in density and biomass.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215 - 225
Number of pages11
JournalFreshwater Biology
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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