Translator Disclaimer
1 December 2017 Spat Production of the Rock Oyster Striostrea prismatica (Gray, 1825)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

The rock oyster Striostrea prismatica is one of the most abundant species in the rocky coastal ecosystems of the tropical and subtropical eastern Pacific; however, natural banks are overexploited or depleted, so production by culture is recommended. Adult S. prismatica obtained from natural banks were conditioned for gonad maturation and spawning. Fertilization, embryogenic, and larval development were performed under laboratory conditions, then settlement of pediveliger larvae and nursing of postlarvae were performed using downwelling methods to produce spat. The early life cycle (embryonic, larval, and postlarval development up to 5 mm in length) is described. The larval development was completed in 22 days, with survival >25%. The larval and postlarval growths were exponential reaching spat size (5 mm) after 28 days of settlement. The methods used in this study supported successful larval and postlarval culture of S. prismatica and provide a basis for large-scale propagation of this species.

César Lodeiros, Adrián Marquez, Jormil Revilla, Daniel Rodríguez, and Stanislaus Sonnenholzner "Spat Production of the Rock Oyster Striostrea prismatica (Gray, 1825)," Journal of Shellfish Research 36(3), 729-735, (1 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.2983/035.036.0322
Published: 1 December 2017
JOURNAL ARTICLE
7 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top