publication . Article . 2015

Survival and growth of the giant clam larvae utilizing zooxanthellae from Acropora valenciennesi, Tridacna crocea and Sarcophyton trocheliophorum

A. Niartiningsih; Magdalena Litaay; Niradhyna W. M;
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  • Published: 14 Apr 2015
  • Country: Indonesia
The aim of this study was to know the survival and growth of the giant clam larvae given zooxanthellae from different host. The field experiment was conducted from September ???November 2006 at hatchery of Marine Field Station Barrang Lompo Island, Makassar. Zooxanthellae hosts used were: (A) Table coral (Acropora valenciennesi); (B) Tridacna crocea, (C) soft coral (Sarcophyton trocheliophorum) and (D) control (no additional zooxanthellae). The Complete Randomized Design with four treatments and three replicates was applied in this research. The results showed that pediveliger larvae of giant clam (P<0,05). Key words : giant clam, mariculture, zooxanthellae
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