Contributions to Zoology, 83 (3) – 2014

Factors influencing the deterioration of the carapace surface during the moult cycle of Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Giuliano Greco1, Marco Faimali2, John Davenport3

1.  School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall Campus, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. CNR - ISMAR, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genoa, Italy. E-mail: giuliano.greco@ge.ismar.cnr.it

2.  CNR - ISMAR, Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genoa, Italy

3.  School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall Campus, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Keywords: antifouling,crustaceans,epibiosis,green crab,moulting process,SEM.