Condition and its assessment in the southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii). Assessment of condition indices and moult staging techniques
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Keywords: Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus edwardsii, condition index, RNA:DNA ratio, lipid, protein, food availability.
1. A. Development of a condition index or indices .To determine the correlation between selected biochemical components, growth and temperature in the laboratory.
2. Moult Staging Techniques. To determine the correlation between moult stage, shell rigidity and pleopod epidermal and setal development for this species. To determine the length of individual moult stages