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On the biology and basic characteristics of the population dynamic of the dog conch, Strombus canarium Linnaeus, 1758 (Strombidae)


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Che Cob, Zaidi and Arshad, Aziz and Bujang, Japar Sidik and Abd Ghaffar, Mazlan (2008) On the biology and basic characteristics of the population dynamic of the dog conch, Strombus canarium Linnaeus, 1758 (Strombidae). Journal of Bioscience, 19 (2). pp. 73-89. ISSN 1985-3718; ESSN: 2180-4249

Abstract

Strombus canarium Linnaeus, 1758 is among the important gastropod fishery within the western Johor Straits, Malaysia. In this study, systematic random samplings using belt transect were conducted from January to December 2005. Shell-length data were grouped into different sexes and length-classes of 2 mm intervals. Overall ratio of males to females was 1:1.73, which was not significantly deviated from the expected 1:1 (P > 0.05). The population structure was analyzed using the Length-based Fish Stock Assessment (LFSA) protocol in FiSAT (FAO-ICLARM Stock Assessment Tools) software package. Both males and females were highly polymodal in monthly length-frequency distributions. Sexual dimorphism was evident within the population. Specific cohort growth parameters found higher asymptotic length (L∞) and growth constant (K) in females compared to the males. The mean L∞ was 62.90 ± 3.68 mm in males and 69.73 ± 0.80 mm in females, while the mean K was 1.10 ± 0.15 yr–1 in males and 1.40 ± 0.10 yr–1 in females. The higher growth rates and faster growth to marketable size, combined with all year round recruitment indicated great potential for introduction into aquaculture. However, further studies are greatly needed in assessing actual growth and other parameters of this important gastropod species.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Science
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Notes: Journal title changed to 'Tropical Life Sciences Research' since 2009
Keywords: ELEFAN-I; VBGF growth parameters; Population ecology
Depositing User: Norhazura Hamzah
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 00:22
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 05:49
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15910
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