Artículos de revistas
Shell growth of the golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) (Mytilidae), in the Río de la Plata, Argentina
Breckon, Gilda; Sendra, Eduardo Daniel; Darrigran, Gustavo Alberto; Maroñas, Miriam Edith; Shell growth of the golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) (Mytilidae), in the Río de la Plata, Argentina; Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ; Hydrobiologia; 495; 12-2003; 41-45
Maroñas, Miriam Edith
Darrigran, Gustavo Alberto
Sendra, Eduardo Daniel
The golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, is an invasive freshwater bivalve. Since its introduction to Argentina, it had caused damage to the native fauna as well as economic damage to industries of the region. Here, we describe the growth of L. fortunei in a natural temperate environment in Argentina. Age was estimated according to the modal progression method. The constants in the von Bertalanffy growth model were adjusted by an iterative algorithm. Three annual cohorts had similar growth rates. The estimated t0 for each cohort showed a temporary displacement in relation to the spawning period.