The Combined Effects of Temperature and
Salinity on Growth and Survival of
Hatchery‐Reared Juvenile Spotted Babylon,
Babylonia areolata (Link 1807) - Xue - 2010 Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
The Combined Effects of Temperature and Salinity on
Growth and Survival of Hatchery‐Reared Juvenile Spotted
Babylon, Babylonia areolata (Link 1807)
State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, College of Oceanography and
Environmental Science, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China; College of Fisheries, Guangdong
Ocean University, Zhanjiang, China
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First published: 08 March 2010
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The effects of temperature and salinity on growth and survival of juvenile spotted babylon,
Babylonia areolata, were investigated by rearing snails at combinations of temperatures
(20, 24, 28, and 32 C) and salinity (16, 22, 28, and 34 g/L) for 42 d. Groups of 20 animals
were used in triplicate in each combination of conditions. Survival was significantly
different among treatments due to temperatures but not due to salinities. The mean
survival values for the various temperatures were 87.5, 92.5, 94.2, and 71.7% at 20, 24, 28,
and 32 C, respectively. Growth, as measured by daily body weight and shell length gain,
was influenced significantly by temperature, salinity, and the temperature–salinity
interaction. The optimal status for culture snails was obtained at temperatures from 26 to
30 C and salinity from 26 to 30 g/L. The total production was shown to be best in these
conditions and this coincided highly with the prevailing conditions in the natural habitat
from which the animals originated.
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