Volume 55

Experimental Culture of Hooked Mussel Ischadium recurvum (Rafinesque, 1820) in a Suspended System in the Laguna de Términos, Campeche, México

Amador del Angel, L.E.; Cabrera Rodríguez, P.; Guevara Carrió, E.; Moreno Peralta, E.; Viveros-Trinidad, J.; Alonso de la Cruz, A.
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Date: 2004

Pages: 1009

Event: Proceedings of the Fifty Fifth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Xel Ha

Country: Mexico


The initial growth of hooked mussel Ischadium recurvum was evaluated in the Terminos lagoon, Campeche, Mexico, starting from spats of 18.7±4,4 mm. The spats were placed in Nestier boxes suspended in a system located about to 200 m of the coast. Biweekly registry the total height of the shell to all the individuals, as well as the following physical chemical parameters: temperature, salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen. The growth pattern of thes hell maintains a rate of growth continuous (5.73 mm/month), reaching a total height of shell 32.8±4.7 mm and an accumulated mortality of 20 %, after 70 days of culture. The results show an adaptation of spats of I. recurvum to the suspended culture, thus we considered that it is possible to develophis culture until commercial size (50 mm) in six months in the Terminos lagoon.

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