E3S Web Conf.
Volume 298, 20211st International Congress on Coastal Research (ICCR 2020)
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Oceanography, Coastal Ecology, and Resources|
|Published online||05 August 2021|
Feeding and growth coupling during different development larvae phases of the Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis L. from Amsa Bay
1 Faculty of Science, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tétouan 93002, Morocco
2 National Institute of Fisheries Research (INRH), Amsa 93022, Morocco
3 Higher School of Technology, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Khénifra 54000, Morocco
4 Faculty of science and techniques, University of Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tanger 90060, Morocco
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Spat supply for mussel farming in Morocco is essentially based on seed capture and collection from natural beds. However, natural irregularity recruitment in exploited areas and encountered difficulties during spat collection operations have led to develop and improve reproduction techniques under controlled conditions in hatcheries. The present study focused on the larvae phase aiming at assessing growth rate varies between different development stages. Trocophore larva stage had a size of 63.25 μm and reached the pedivilegere stage with a size of 272.56 μm in 18 culture days. Length growth was more significant than width growth for both H-batch and T-batch. For instance, larvae grew in terms of length quickly in H-batch than T-batch (11.10± 1.30 and 9.67 ± 1.17 μm day-1), and the same pattern was observed for T-batch larvae. Inversely, the total biomass consumed was higher during T-batch larvae rearing than H-batch ones. In contrast, the effect of feeding on growth was observed more significantly for H-batch larvae (t=7.55, df=23, p<0.001) than T-batch ones (t=4.13, df=23, p<0.001). However, the specific feeding effect was revealed higher for I. galbana for both batches rather than C. calcitrans and T. suecica. However, the larvae growth reduction is linked to the beginning of tissue synthesis.
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