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Studies on Boring Characteristics and Mortality on the Valves of the Seed and Adult Meretrix petechialis by Glossaulax didyma didyma (Gastropoda: Naticidae) in the Shellfish Aquafarm and the Indoor Aquarium
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 27, Issue 2,  2011, pp.131-141
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2011.27.2.131
 Title & Authors
Studies on Boring Characteristics and Mortality on the Valves of the Seed and Adult Meretrix petechialis by Glossaulax didyma didyma (Gastropoda: Naticidae) in the Shellfish Aquafarm and the Indoor Aquarium
Park, Young-Je; Kim, Sung-Han;
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 Abstract
Boring caracteristics, boring rate, and predation, rates on the valves of the seed and adult clams of Meretrix petechialis by Glossaulax didyma didyma in the shellfish aquafarm and the indoor rearing aquarium were investigated by various morphometric data. The investigations were carried out from June to September, 2007. The morphology of drilled holes on the valves of M. petechialis showed the crater type as seen in the spats of Ruditapes philippinarum and M. lusoria. The sizes of the outer diameters of holes were greater than the inner diameters of the holes on the valves of M. petechialis in the shellfish aquafarm and the indoor aquarium at the laboratory. On the whole, the sizes of the holes on the valves of the seeds of M. petechialis was smaller than those bored holes on the adult valves. The location of the bored holes on the valves of the seeds varied widely with the the sizes of the individuals of M. petichialis, while most of holes on the valves of adult clams were located near the umbo position of the valves of the clams in the shellfish aquafarm and the indoor aquarium at the laboratory. On the whole, the outer and inner diameters of the bored holes increased with increase of shell lengths of the clams in the shellfish aquafarm and the indoor rearing aquarium at the laboratory. The authors could confirm experimentally the boring snail, G. didyma didyma, drilled the seeds and adult clams of M. petechialis. In the experiments for 15 days (three times repeated) in the indoor rearing aquarium at the laboratory, the mortality of dead shells to total shells of M. petechialis by boring snail Glossaulax didyma didyma was totally average 41.5%, and percent of drilled shells to total dead shells of clams by the boring snail was average 47.1%. Of total shells, percent of drilled shells to total shells of clams by the boring snail was totally average 19.3%. Predation of G. didyma didyma were greater at night than the day time. Average 0.5 seed and adult individuals of M. petewchialis were consumed per G. didyma didyma, per day. Predation varied with shell lengths of M. petechialis and shell widths of G. didyma didyma.
 Keywords
Glossaulax didyma didyma;Meretrix petechialis;Boring characteristics;Boring rate;and Predation rate;
 Language
Korean
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