Asian Fisheries Society

Experimental Culture of Juvenile Spotted Babylon, Babylonia areolata Link 1807 (Neogastropoda: Buccinidae) in Thailand


To assess the aquaculture potential for spotted babylon, Babylonia areolata L., hatchery-reared juveniles were produced and grown-out until they reached marketable size. Juvenile with mean shell length of 15.0 mm were held in a flow through seawater system containing a 10-cm layer of fine sand as substratum. Growth in length and weight were measured individually once a month for a period of 12 months. The monthly average growth increments of the juvenile were 2.9 mm per month in shell length and 1.6 g per month in whole weight. Survival rate typically exceeded 90%.

Publication Date : 1999-05-01

Volume : 12

Issue : 1

Page : 77-82

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