Growth rates of Hippopus hippopus from Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef

Shelley, C.C. (1988) Growth rates of Hippopus hippopus from Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef. In: Copland, J.W., and Lucas, J.S., (eds.) Giant Clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph Series, 9 . Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 207-212.

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The growth of Hippoplus hippopus from tagged individuals at Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef, is described using the von Bertalanffy growth equation. Differences were found in asymptotic size and seasonal growth rate between sites. Clams transplanted from the littoral to sublittoral showed bolh increased values of L(∞) and K compared to their littoral growth. Minimum growth occurred in the 3 months prececding the annual spawning season at both sites.

Item ID: 33949
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-949511-70-6
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Funders: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 05:12
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060806 Animal Physiological Ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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