International network for natural sciences – research journal
  • mendeley icon
  • linkedin icon
  • google plus icon
  • twitter icon
  • google scholar icon
  • facebook icon

Length – Weight Relationships of Anodontia edentula from Mangrove Habitats of Surigao City, Philippines

By: Louella Sajol-Degamon, Eve V. Fernandez-Gamalinda

Key Words: Shell height, weight growth estimator, bivalves, growth pattern.

Int. J. Biosci. 19(3),110-118, September 2021.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/19.3.110-118

Certification: ijb 2021 0285 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The study was conducted to assess the length-weight relationships of Anodontia edentula from mangrove habitats of Surigao City, Philippines. A total of 180 individual clam species used to determine the relationships of shell length (SL), shell height (SH), and shell width (SW) with the total weight (TW) and soft-tissue weight (STW). The paired variables on SL-TW, SH-TW, SL-STW, and SH-STW showed positive allometric growth with b-values ranging from 3.1484 to 3.3798. The relationship of the shell width to the total weight (b=2.6402) and shell width to soft-tissue weight (b=2.7684) showed a negative allometric pattern indicating the growth in shell width is faster than its weight. It implies that the larger the species, the smaller its soft tissue. The highest correlation values recorded were in SH – TW (r2=0.9372), and SH – STW (r2=0.8701) relationships denote that shell height is a good weight growth estimator for A. edentula from the mangrove habitats of Surigao City, Philippines. Further studies along this line may be conducted for the conservation, management, and production of A. edentula species.

| Views 48 |

| Views 48 |

Length – Weight Relationships of Anodontia edentula from Mangrove Habitats of Surigao City, Philippines

Aban SM, Argente FAT, Raguindin RS, Garcia AC, Ibarra CE, De Vera RB. 2017. Length–weight relationships of the Asian green mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus 1758) (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) population in Bolinao Bay, Pangasinan, Northern Philippines. PSU Journal of Natural and Allied Sciences 1(1), 1-6.

Adan RIY. 2000. Imbao, the mangrove clam. SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture 22(4), 22, 30.

Babaei MM, Sahafi HH, Ardalan AA, Ghaffari H, Abdollahi R. 2010. Morphometric relationship of weight and size of clam Amiantis umbonella L., 1818 (Bivalvia: Veneridae) in the eastern coasts of Bandar Abbas, Persian Gulf. Advances in Environmental Biology 4(3), 376-382.

Currey JD. 1988. Shell form and strength. In E.R. Trueman and M.R. Clarke (eds.). The Mollusca: Form and Function. Academic Press, London, 183-210.

Dela R, Junelyn S. 2004. Helping the mangrove clam spawn.

http://www.bar.gov.ph/digest-archives/83-2004.

Ellison JC. 2012. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Mangrove Systems. World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Washington, DC, USA, 142.

Elvira MV, Jumawan JC. 2017. Species abundance distribution of mud clam (Polymesoda erosa) in selected mangrove wetlands of Butuan Bay, Philippines. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 11(3), 1-6.

Enriquez AM, Macachor CP, Ramos CA. 2017. Mangrove clams Anodontia edentula in the coastal areas of Danao City and Carmen, Cebu, Philippines: Gender roles. Academia Journal of Biotechnology 5(6), 000-000.

http://dx.doi.org/10.15413/ajb.2017.0225.

Froese R. 2006. Cube law, condition factor and weight – length relationships: History, meta-analysis and recommendations. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 22, 241 – 253.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jai.2006.22.issue-4.

Garcia R. 1986. Gastropods and Pelecypods. In: Garcia R., Natividad F. and Palpal-latoc V.S. (eds), Guide to Philippine Flora and FaunaVol.VI. Natural Resources Management Center, Ministry of Natural Resources and the University of the Philippines. Quezon City, Philippines, p 194–263.

Gaspar MB, Santos MN, Vasconcelos P, Monteiro CC. 2002. Shell morphometric relationships of the most common bivalve species (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of the Algarve coast (southern Portugal). Hydrobiologia 477, 73–80.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1021009031717.

Gayanilo FC, Pauly D. 1997. FAO-ICLRM Fish Stock Assessment (FiSAT) Reference Manual. FAO Computerized Information Series (Fisheries) 8. Vol 2. FAO of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, p 265.

Gimin R, Mohan R, Thinh LV, Griffiths AD. 2004. The Relationship of Shell Dimensions and Shell Volume to Live Weight and Soft Tissue Weight in the Mangrove Clam, Polymesoda erosa (Solander, 1786) from Northern Australia. NAGA, WorldFish Center Quarterly 27(3&4), 32-35.

Huxley JS, Teissier G. 1936. Terminology of relative growth. Nature 137, 780–781.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/137780b0.

Le Cren ED. 1951. The length-weight relationship and seasonal cycle in gonad weight and condition in the perch (Perca fluviatilis). The Journal of Animal Ecology 20, 201–219.

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1540.

Mendoza DM, Mula MG, Baysa RP, Fabian RAM, Mula RP. 2019. Spatial density, size, growth and condition index of mangrove clam (Polymesoda erosa) in the estuarine portion of Pasak River, Sasmuan, Pampanga, Philippines. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 7(4), 258 – 262.

Miley NC, Bru N, Mahe K, Borie C, Amico FD.

  1. Shell shape analysis and spatial allometry patterns of manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) in a mesotidal coastal lagoon. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Marine Biology 2012.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/281206.

Morey G, Moranta J, Massutı E, Grau A, Linde M, Riera F, Morales-Nin B. 2003. Weight– Length relationships of littoral to lower slope fishes from the western Mediterranean. Fisheries Research 62, 89–96.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-7836(02)00250-3.

Park KY, Oh CW. 2002. Length – weight relationship of bivalves from coastal waters of Korea. Naga, The ICLARM Quarterly 25(1), 21-22.

Perez DE, Santelli MB. 2018. Allometric shell growth in infaunal burrowing bivlaves: examples of the archiheterodonts Claibornicardia paleopatagonica (Ihering, 1903) and Crassatella kokeni inhering, 1899. Peer J 6, e5051.

http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5051.

Petetta A, Bargione G, Vasapollo C, Virgili M, Lucchetti A. 2019. Length–weight relationships of bivalve species in Italian razor clam Ensisminor (Chenu, 1843) (Mollusca: Bivalvia) fishery, The European Zoological Journal 86(1), 363-369,

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2019.1668066.

Poutiers JM. 1998. Bivalves: Acephala, Lamellibranchia, Polycypoda. In The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Volume 1, Seaweed, Corals, Bivalves and Gastropods, edited by K. E., Carpenter, & V. H., Niem. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. 123-362.

Primavera JH, Lebata MJHL, Gustilo LF, Altamirano JP. 2002. Collection of the clam Anodontia edentula in mangrove habitats in Panay and Guimaras, Central Philippines. Wetlands Ecology and Management 10, 363–370.

Ramesha MM, Sophia S. 2015. Morphometry, length – weight relationships and condition index of Parreysia favidens (Benson, 1862) (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from river Seeta in the Western Ghats, India. Indian Journal of Fisheries 62(1), 18-24.

Ross TK, Lima, GM. 1994. Measures of allometric growth: the relationships of shell length, shell height, and volume to ash-free dry weight in the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha Pallas and the quagga mussel, Dreissena bugensis Andrusov. Proc. The Fourth Inter. Zebra Mussel Conf. Madison,Wisconsin.

Selvam V, Karunagaran VM. 2004. Ecology and Biology of Mangroves: Orientation Guide. M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India. p 7-60.

Sokal RR, Rohlf FJ. 1987. Introduction to Biostatistics. 2nd ed. New York: Freeman.

Surigao         City          Ecological Profile, Turra A, Corte GN, Amaral ACZ, Yokoyama LQ, Denadai MR. 2018. Non-linear curve adjustments widen biological interpretation of relative growth analyses of the clam Tivela mactroides (Bivalvia, Veneridae). Peer J 6, e5070.

https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5070.

Walters BB. 1995. People policies and resources: mangrove restoration and conservation in the Bais Bay Basin Negros Oriental and wider Philippine context. In: Juinio-Men˜ez M.A. and New kirk G.F. (eds), Fourth Annual Common Property Conference, Manila, Philippines, 16-19 June 1993. Coastal Resources Research Network, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, p 151–165.

Wilbur KM, Owen G. 1964. Growth. In: Wilbur, K.  M. and Yonge, C. M. (Eds.), Physiology of Mollusca, Vol 1: Academic Press, New York, USA, p 211-242.

World   Register of Marine Species (WoRMS).

  1. Available from http://www.marinespecies.org. Accessed 2019-12-01.

https://doi.org/10.14284/170.

Yahya N, Idris I, Rosli NS, Bachok Z. 2018. Population dynamics of mangrove clam, Geloina expansa (Mousson, 1849) (Mollusca, Bivalvia) in a Malaysian mangrove system of South China Sea. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management. 13(5).

Louella Sajol-Degamon, Eve V. Fernandez-Gamalinda.
Length – Weight Relationships of Anodontia edentula from Mangrove Habitats of Surigao City, Philippines.
Int. J. Biosci. 19(3),110-118, September 2021.
https://innspub.net/ijb/length-weight-relationships-of-anodontia-edentula-from-mangrove-habitats-of-surigao-city-philippines/
Copyright © 2021
By Authors and International Network for
Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
https://innspub.net
brand
innspub logo
english language editing
  • CALL FOR PAPERS
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Publish Your Article
  • CALL FOR PAPERS
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Submit Your Article
INNSPUB on FB
Email Update