Effects of salinity on growth and survival of silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima, spat

Taylor, Joseph J., Southgate, Paul C., and Rose, Robert A. (2004) Effects of salinity on growth and survival of silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima, spat. Journal of Shellfish Research, 23 (2). pp. 375-377.

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Abstract

Juvenile silver-lip pearl oysters, Pinctada maxima Jameson, were held over a period of 20 days in the following salnities: 45, 40, 34 (ambient), 30, and 25 parts per thousand (‰). There were no significant differences in survival of spat from te different treatments; however, growth was significantly depressed at salinities of 45‰, 40‰ and 25‰. Best growth was recorded at a salinity of 30‰ where spat were siginicantly larger than those held at ambient salinity. Results indicate that P. maxima spat are tolerant of a wide range of salinities; moreover, reduced salinity may be beneficial to growth.

Item ID: 6682
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: growth; pearl oyster; pinctada; salinity; survival
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ISSN: 1943-6319
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 01:34
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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