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Several decapod crustaceans are invaders, but little is known about the biological characteristics that potentiate the success of these decapods in invaded ecosystems. Here, we evaluate and describe some aspects of the reproductive biology and development of Lysmata vittata, an invasive shrimp species in the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, we intend to provide important insights into the biology of invasion by comparing the reproductive traits of this shrimp with some of the predictions about aquatic invasive species. We used experimental and laboratory observations to evaluate the functionality of protandric simultaneous hermaphroditism (PSH), the macro and microscopic development of the ovarian portion of the ovotestes, the reproductive cycle, and the embryonic development of L. vittata. We confirm the functionality of PSH in L. vittata. This shrimp has a rapid reproductive cycle; the ovarian portion of the ovotestes develops (mean ± SD) 6.28 ± 1.61 days after spawning. Embryonic development also occurs over a short time, with a mean (± SD) of 8.37 ± 0.85 days. The larvae hatch without macroscopically visible yolk reserves. Our study provides evidence that the invasive shrimp L. vittata has reproductive and embryonic developmental characteristics (i.e., short generation time and high reproductive capacity) that may be favorable to the establishment of populations during invasive processes. © 2019 Alves et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Sexual system, reproductive cycle and embryonic development of the red-striped shrimp Lysmata vittata, an invader in the western Atlantic Ocean
Autor:Alves, D.F.R.; López Greco, L.S.; de Paiva Barros-Alves, S.; Hirose, G.L.
Filiación:Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe–UFS, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Conservação, Universidade Federal de Sergipe–UFS, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil
Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Instituto de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental y Aplicada (IBBEA), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental, Laboratorio de Biología de la Reproducción y el Crecimiento de Crustáceos Decápodos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Laboratório de Ecologia de Ecossistemas Aquáticos, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia–UFU, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Palabras clave:article; Atlantic Ocean; biology; egg yolk; embryo; embryo development; female; genital system; human; invasive species; larva; male; nonhuman; ovary cycle; ovary development; prediction; shrimp; simultaneous hermaphroditism; spawning
Título revista:PLoS ONE
Título revista abreviado:PLoS ONE


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Alves, D.F.R., López Greco, L.S., de Paiva Barros-Alves, S. & Hirose, G.L. (2019) . Sexual system, reproductive cycle and embryonic development of the red-striped shrimp Lysmata vittata, an invader in the western Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE, 14(1).
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Alves, D.F.R., López Greco, L.S., de Paiva Barros-Alves, S., Hirose, G.L. "Sexual system, reproductive cycle and embryonic development of the red-striped shrimp Lysmata vittata, an invader in the western Atlantic Ocean" . PLoS ONE 14, no. 1 (2019).
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Alves, D.F.R., López Greco, L.S., de Paiva Barros-Alves, S., Hirose, G.L. "Sexual system, reproductive cycle and embryonic development of the red-striped shrimp Lysmata vittata, an invader in the western Atlantic Ocean" . PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 1, 2019.
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Alves, D.F.R., López Greco, L.S., de Paiva Barros-Alves, S., Hirose, G.L. Sexual system, reproductive cycle and embryonic development of the red-striped shrimp Lysmata vittata, an invader in the western Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE. 2019;14(1).