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Growout of hatchery-reared juvenile spotted babylon (Babylonia areolata link 1807) to marketable size at four stocking densities in flow-through and recirculating seawater systems
Chaitanawisuti, N.; Kritsanapuntu, S.; Natsukari, S.Y. (2005). Growout of hatchery-reared juvenile spotted babylon (Babylonia areolata link 1807) to marketable size at four stocking densities in flow-through and recirculating seawater systems. Aquacult. Int. 13(3): 233-239. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10499-004-1585-8
In: Aquaculture International. Springer: London. ISSN 0967-6120, more
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Keywords
    Recirculating systems; Stocking density; Babylonia areolata (Link, 1807) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Chaitanawisuti, N.
  • Kritsanapuntu, S.
  • Natsukari, S.Y.

Abstract
    Hatchery reared juvenile spotted babylon, Babylonia areolata, were raised in canvas rearing tanks at four stocking densities (100, 200, 300 and 400 ind. m-2) in flow-through and recirculating seawater systems until they reached the marketable sizes of 100-140 snails/kg. At all stocking densities, final increments in mean length and weight of snails held in flow-through systems were higher than those in recirculating systems, there was a significant effect (p < 0.05) of culture system on final length and weight. Mean (±SE) survival of snails held at 100 ind. m-2 in the flow-through system was 100.0 ± 0.1% but was not significantly higher than survival in any other treatment (p > 0.05). Mean survival of snails held in the recirculating system was not significantly lower than at any stocking density in the flow-through system (p > 0.05).

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