Rasio Panjang-Lebar Karapas, Pola Pertumbuhan, Faktor Kondisi, dan Faktor Kondisi Relatif Kepiting Pasir (Hippa adactyla) di Pantai Berpasir Cilacap dan Kebumen
Cilacap and Kebumen are potential coastal habitat for mole crab such as Hippa adactyla. Ecosystems condition of both locations is distinct. Each organism have to develop adaptation strategy to deal with environmental variation. H. adactyla usually burry into substrate to cope with environmental stress. They have been adapted to local habitat in order to be able for survive and reproduce. However, it has not been well known whether the adaptation strategy may vary the performance of morphology. This study focused on morphological variation of mole crab H. Adactyla. The sample was carried out on August 2014. Mole crabs were caught using traditional fishing gear called “sorok”. They were 118 individuals which where caught in Cilacap, while 102 individuals that were found in Kebumen. The result showed that H. adactyla walk vertically (backwards). These caused by carapace length and carapace width ratio. T-student analysis showed that relative growth for males were negatively allometric and isometric for female in both habitat. Mean of condition factor (K) for males in Cilacap was 0.0319 ± 0.0025 and 0.0315 ± 0.0028 in Kebumen. Those were significantly higher for females (p<0.05) in Cilacap (0.0325 ± 0.0050) and Kebumen (0.0329 ± 0.0027). Mean of relative condition factor (Kn) was higher in Cilacap for males and females. Those variations of K and Kn related to exogenous and endogenous factors.
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