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Title: The autecology of the edible oyster Crassostrea cucullata Born, 1778: size related vertical distribution at Mkomani, Mombasa
Authors: Ruwa, R.K.
Okemwa, E.
Polk, P.
ASFA Terms: Oyster culture
Vertical distribution
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: The Kenya National Academy of Sciences
Citation: Kenya Journal of Sciences Series B, 7 (2), p. 9-14
Abstract: The littoral oyster Crassostrea cucullata occurs between 1.05-3.35 m above chart datum with the highest density occuring between 1.85-2.75m. Its distribution is size-related as demonstrated by computation of correlation coefficients (r) and regression equations. The shell lengths (i.e. maximum linear dimension) decreases in an upshore direction. The analysis show high r-values which are significant at P<0.001. The elevation and density related effects on the shell lengths of the oysters are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/1289
ISSN: 0250-8257
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