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The influence of temperature and salinity on growth of young sole Solea solea L.
Fonds, M. (1976). The influence of temperature and salinity on growth of young sole Solea solea L., in: Persoone, G. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. pp. 109-125
In: Persoone, G.; Jaspers, E. (Ed.) (1976). Proceedings of the 10th European Symposium on Marine Biology, Ostend, Belgium, Sept. 17-23, 1975: 1. Research in mariculture at laboratory- and pilot scale. IZWO: Wetteren. ISBN 90-6281-001-2. 620 pp., more

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Abstract
    The survival range of temperature and salinity for young soles was approximated between 3 and 30 °C and 6 and 60 promille S. Within these limits the growth rate was positively correlated with temperature, as dL/dt (cm/month) = 0.13 T (°C)-0.70, indicating that growth will cease at about 5 °C. For small soles the growth rate increased with increasing size and reached a maximum at about 15 cm length. The growth rate decreased in winter, possibly in relation to the short day length. Growth was not affected by salinities between 10 promille and 40 promille but decreased at 60 promille. The amount of food consumed appeared to be correlated with the weight of the fish, and the digestion rate expressed in g/24hr seemed to be correlated with the weight of the soles to the exponent 0.8. Young soles grew well under crowded conditions and adapted to a limited space by a change in their body shape.

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