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|Title:||Providing a common diet to different marine decapods does not standardize the fatty acid profiles of their larvae: a warning sign for experimentation using invertebrate larvae produced in captivity|
Cleary, Daniel F. R.
Silva, Teresa Lopes da
Dinis, Maria Teresa
|Abstract:||Larval decapods are commonly produced in captivity and employed in experiments to evaluate interspeciﬁc physiological and biochemical differences. Currently, it is still unknown if different decapod species provided a common diet and exposed to identical abiotic conditions produce newly hatched larvae (NHL) with similar fatty acid (FA) proﬁles. This study analyzed the FA composition of NHL from ﬁve marine shrimp species (Lysmata amboinensis, L. boggessi, L. debelius, L. seticaudata and Rhynchocinetes durbanensis) fed a common diet and stocked at constant temperature. FA proﬁles of NHL differed signiﬁcantly within and among genera. NHL from species unable to molt from zoea I to zoea II in the absence of food (L. amboinensis, L. debelius and R. durbanensis) displayed the lowest FA contents. Researchers must be aware that providing a common diet to different species, even if closely related, may not standardize the FA proﬁle of NHL produced in captivity.|
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