The relationship of shell dimensions and shell volume to live weight and soft tissue in the mangrove clam, Polymesoda erosa (Solander, 1786) from northern Australila

Ricky Gimin, Ram Mohan, Jim Luong-Van, Anthony Griffiths

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    Shell dimensions (length, height, width) and shell volume were evaluated as estimators of growth for Polymesoda erosa in northern Australia. Each parameter was a good estimator when applied to live weight (r2 values of 76-96 percent), but not to soft tissue weight (wet, dry, or ash-free dry weight) (r2 values of 13-32 percent). The b value for shell volume to weight relationship of clams collected during the dry season (June to October) was signifi cantly different than for those collected in the wet season (February to April).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-35
    JournalNAGA WoldFish Center Quarterly
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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