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Free Content Burrowing Activity in Penaeus Vannamei Boone from the Caimanero-Huizache Lagoon System on the Pacific Coast of Mexico

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Burrowing behavior was recorded for the first time in P. vannamei. Shrimp normally burrowed during the day and emerged at night. This pattern was related to both shrimp size and light regimen. Shrimp of 100–150 mm total length exhibited a clear rhythm of burrowing, shrimp at 50 mm total length did not burrow, and shrimp of 80 mm total length were intermediate in their behavior. Maintenance of shrimp in the absence of daylight or white electric light over a 24-h period, or longer, reduced the burrowing activity in all size groups.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1981

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