A note on the dependence of juvenile marron, Cherax tenuimanus (Smith) (Decapoda: Parastacidae), on filter feeding (Short commun

Author: R.A. van der Berg, H.J. Schoonbee and H.H. du Preez
Year: 1990
Issue: 3
Volume: 20
Page: 152 - 153

Problem areas in the production of Cherax tenuimanus, a freshwater crayfish (the ‘marron’) introduced to South Africa from Australia , are outlined. The high juvenile mortality rate problem is discussed. With reference to the morphology of the mouthparts of the juveniles, a type of diet is proposed which, it is suggested, will lower the mortality rate.


Keywords: Cherax tenuimanus, crayfish, freshwater, marron, rearing
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