Suspended culture of Pinna rudis enhances survival and allows the development of a seasonal growth model for Mediterranean Pinnids
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A two-year growth study of 80 Pinna rudis individuals was conducted in offshore cages in the western Mediterranean Sea. A Von Bertalanffy growth model was fitted to monthly measured data of 40 individuals (Group 1), whereas length-dry weight relationship was established with the other 40 individuals (Group 2). Oceanographic data were sampled bimonthly. The individuals showed the fastest growth reported for a bivalve (1.32 mm day−1). Temperature acted as the main factor controlling growth, which showed strong seasonality, but phytoplankton availability acted as a limiting factor during the warmest periods of year. These data will be useful to understand P. rudis ecology. Furthermore, the length-dry weight regression is proposed as a tool for captivity diet confection of the critically endangered species P. nobilis. Natural mortality was 0% during the study period.
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Hernandis, S., J. Tena-Medialdea, C. Téllez, D. López, P. Prado, and J.R. García-March. 2021. "Suspended Culture Of Pinna Rudis Enhances Survival And Allows The Development Of A Seasonal Growth Model For Mediterranean Pinnids". Aquaculture 543: 736964. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.736964.
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MITECO/ / /ES/Reproducción de Pinna nobilis en condiciones de cautividad e identificación de zonas libres de Haplosporidium pinnae para la reintroducción de juveniles mediante semilla centinela/PinnaSpat
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