Puerulus settlement of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) along the Colombian Caribbean coast

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This study examines the settlement patterns of the Caribbean lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) on the continental shelf of Caribbean Colombia during a period of 16 months (December 2002-March 2004). Field studies of the puerulus settlement were performed using 20 submerged collectors between 10 and 11 m depth, at three locations (Taganga Bay, Pelícano Island and Pozos Colorados Bay) and five stations. Our goal was to collect information comparable among stations, to analyse the spatio-temporal variability of puerulus settlement, and to verify possible associations with the discharge of the Orinoco River and the regional oceanic circulation. The peak time of larval recruitment occurred in March and April, in July the influx of settlement was minimal, and a second peak occurred between August and November. We propose a hypothesis that the Panama-Colombia gyre (quasi-permanent) located in the southern Colombia Basin, could provide the mechanism that ensures self-recruitment of the stock in this region.

Puerulus settlement of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) along the Colombian Caribbean coast

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    Map of the Caribbean Seas (above) showing the major Caribbean basins, the surrounding countries and islands, and depth contours of 2000 and 200 m (dashed lines). Schematic representation of mean current and eddy generation of the Caribbean current (red arrow) and an indication of the Colombia Basin gyre located in Darién Gulf (DG) and Mosquitos Gulf (MG) as reported by several authors (Carton, 1999; Richardson, 2005). The black arrow represents the Guyana Current penetrating into the Caribbean through the Lesser Antilles and flowing from there as the Caribbean Current. The lower map represents the continental shelf of the Colombian Caribbean (CSCC) showing the main areas where the sampling stations for pueruli of the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804), are located. This figure is published in colour in the online edition of this journal, which can be accessed via http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15685403.

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    Scheme showing submerged artificial collectors to collect puerulus of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804). The following parts are shown: A, the buoys (5-l plastic bottles); B, submerged collector (right photo shown a synthetic fiber tassels); C, hooks, a total of three, facilitating removal of the collector; D, rope of polypropylene (15 mm thick) tied at dead weight of 20 kg (bottom).

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    Monthly settlement index of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) by collector and station (E1 and E2) in the Tanganga Bay on the continental shelf of Colombian Caribbean between December 2002 and March 2004. The # symbol represents the number of each collector.

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    Monthly settlement index of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) by collector and station in the town of Pelican Island (E3) and Pozos Colorados Bay (E4 and E5) in the continental shelf of Colombian Caribbean between December 2002 and March 2004. The # symbol represents the number of each collector.

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    Variation in the number of settling pueruli of Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) per station, in the regions of Taganga Bay (E1 and E2), Pelican Island (E3) and Pozos Colorados Bay (E4 and E5) in the continental shelf of the Colombian Caribbean between December 2002 and March 2004. The black line parallel to the ordinate represents the average (point black) and 95% confidence interval.

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    Index of average monthly settlement and confidence limits for 95% of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) for stations Taganga Bay in the continental shelf of Colombia Caribbean between December 2002 and March 2004.

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    Monthly behaviour of hydro meteorological variables and settlement of spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) in the continental shelf of Colombia Caribbean between December 2002 and March 2004. Rainfall (RF, mm) and average wind speed (V, cm/s); B, salinity (S, ‰), mean sea temperature (T, °C); C, settlement index (Ip) and monthly average in the station of Taganga Bay. Period: December 2002-March 2004.

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    (A) Seasonal discharge of the Orinoco River between January 2014 and April 2015 and index of average monthly settlement (December 2002-March 2004), the tendency line shows the moving average forecast but using two periods. (B) Seasonal sea water salinity between January 2003 and January 2004.

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    Seasonal and monthly averages of surface currents (m/s) obtained from the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM/NCODA). The Caribbean Current flows westward through the southern part of the Caribbean, except in the southern Colombia Basin (Darién Gulf and Mosquitos Gulf) where a cyclonic gyre is present. Maps showing spring and summer seasons average (2002, 2003 and 2004). The red dot indicates the stations where puerulus settlement was sampled. The dashed black line indicates the 200 m isobaths. This figure is published in colour in the online edition of this journal, which can be accessed via http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15685403.

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    Seasonal and monthly averages of surface currents (m/s) obtained from the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM/NCODA). The swift Caribbean Current is shown by white vectors to flow westward through the southern part of the Caribbean except north of the Panama-Colombia gyre located in the southern Colombia Basin (Darién Gulf and Mosquitos Gulf). Maps showing fall and winter season average (2002, 2003 and 2004). The red dot indicates the stations where puerulus settlement was sampled. This figure is published in colour in the online edition of this journal, which can be accessed via http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15685403.

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    Pattern of average pueruli settlement of spiny Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) on the coasts of the continental shelf of the Colombian Caribbean (2002-2004) and Cuba (1988-1996) in the hemispheric boreal, and Brazil in the hemispheric astral.

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    Map (left) of the continental shelf of the Colombian Caribbean (CSCC) showing the spatial distribution of some phyllosoma stages belong the family Palinuridae and Scyllaridae, collected during a oceanographic cruise (26 July-9 August 1997). Map of Caribbean southwest (right) show the sampling area (dashed line) in the Colombia coast. Modified from Jaimes (2010).

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