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The effect of temperature on growth and ammonia excretion of the Manila clam Tapes japonica
Mann, R.; Glomb, S.J. (1978). The effect of temperature on growth and ammonia excretion of the Manila clam Tapes japonica. Estuar. Coast. Mar. Sci. 6(3): 335-339
In: Estuarine and Coastal Marine Science. Academic Press: London. ISSN 0302-3254, more
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Keywords
    Excretion; Growth; Temperature effects; Venerupis (Ruditapes) philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850) [WoRMS]; Brackish water

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  • Mann, R.
  • Glomb, S.J.

Abstract
    The effect of sustained temperatures of 12, 14, 16 and 18° C on the growth and ammonia excretion of the Manila clam, Tapes japonica (Deshayes, 1853) were measured over a 77-day period. Meat growth was highest at 12° C, less at 14 and 16° C, and the lowest at 18° C. No significant differences were noted in shell growth at the four temperatures. Ammonia excretion decreased from 12 to 14° C but increased markedly at 16 and 18° C. It is suggested that increased ammonia excretion is related to a change in predominant respiratory substrate concurrent with gonad production.

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