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Title: Impact of planting season on growth and survival of the carpet shell clam (Tapes clecussatus, Linnaeus 1758) 
Author: Serdar, S.; Lok, A.
Date: 2007
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Serdar, S., & Lok, A. (2007). Impact of planting season on growth and survival of the carpet shell clam (Tapes clecussatus, Linnaeus 1758). The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 59(1), 42-46.
Abstract: The growth and survival of juvenile carpet shell clams, Tapes decussatus, planted in autumn (October-April) and spring (April-October) in Sufa Lagoon near Izmir, Turkey, were compared. Clams of 20.39±0.24 mm were sown in October (Group I) and clams of 20.43±0.23 mm were sown in April (Group II). Seedlings were sown in plastic boxes at a density of 160 clam/m2. Temperature ranged 8-32oC, salinity 38-43‰, and chlorophyll a 4.04-30.93 μg/l. In six months, the clams in Group I reached 23.16 mm while the clams in Group II reached 24.02 mm (p<0.05). Survival was 80% in Group I and 77.5% in Group II (p>0.05).
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 5 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19208
Keywords: Tapes decussatus, carpet clam, growth, survival, planting, lagoon
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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