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dc.contributor.authorLebata-Ramos, Ma. Junemie Hazel
dc.contributor.authorDionela, Cleresa S.
dc.contributor.authorSolis, Ellen Flor
dc.contributor.authorMediavilla, Jonas P.
dc.contributor.authorSibonga, Rema
dc.contributor.authorNovilla, Schedar Rose M.
dc.identifier.citationLebata-Ramos, M. J. H. L., Dionela, C. S., Solis, E. F. D., Mediavilla, J. P., Sibonga, R. C., & Novilla, S. R. M. (2022). Settlement of oyster Magallana bilineata (Röding, 1798) spat in the natural environment: Seasonality and substrate texture preference. Molluscan Research.
dc.description.abstractThis study determined the seasonality of Magallana bilineata spat settlement in a natural oyster bed and established surface texture preference of competent larvae by comparing the numbers of spat settling on the smooth and rough surfaces of ceramic tiles over a period of 31 months. This will guide farmers when to deploy cultches to maximise spat harvest. Regardless of tile orientation, spat numbers were significantly higher on the rough side (129.07 ± 9.3 m−2) than on the smooth side (66.95 ± 7.0 m−2). Spat collection was highest in March, June and July in each of 2015, 2016 and 2017. There was no significant correlation between the number of spat settling in each month with temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), sulphide, phosphate, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia concentrations, plankton density measured at deployment and retrieval of tiles, except for DO during deployment. The only significant correlations with mean shell length (SL) were with DO and ammonia during tile retrieval. Mean SL did not significantly differ between tile orientations and surfaces but differed between months, being highest in August 2015 and August 2016. From these results, it is best to deploy roughened cultches in this particular area in March, June and July.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Project Team greatly appreciates the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) (Project Code 6286-TRD-DOST-O4) and the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) (Study Code FS-02-M2014T) for funding the study; Mr. Patrick Frances Alicante and Mr. Silverio Tibudan for their kind assistance in the field; the Local Government Unit and the people of New Washington, Aklan for welcoming the team and allowing the conduct of the experiment in their locality; and the journal reviewers for painstakingly reviewing the manuscript.en
dc.publisherMalacological Society of Australasiaen
dc.publisherSociety for the Study of Molluscan Diversityen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectCrassostrea iredaleien
dc.titleSettlement of oyster Magallana bilineata (Röding, 1798) spat in the natural environment: Seasonality and substrate texture preferenceen
dc.citation.journalTitleMolluscan Researchen
dc.subject.asfaoyster cultureen
dc.subject.scientificNameMagallana bilineataen
dc.subject.scientificNameCrassostrea iredaleien
local.subjectceramic tileen
local.subjectoyster cultchen
local.subjectspat settlementen
local.subjectsubstrate textureen

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