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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Issuance: single unit

Date Issued: 2005

Publisher: Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

Extent: 6 p.

Physical Description: pdf

Language(s): English

Identifier: 2100812 (digitool), FADT2100812 (IID), fau:5495 (fedora)

Note(s): The Florida fighting conch, Strombus alatus, is found on the east and west coast of Florida. The closely related West Indian fighting conch, S. pugilus, ranges from Florida through the Caribbean region. These conch are in the same genus as the popular fisheries and commercial species, the queen conch, S. gigas. These herbivorous gastropods reside in shallow seagrass beds or sand flats. The adults reach sexual maturity at 6-8 em shell length in approximately 1-2 years. Both species lay egg masses in captivity and are regularly cultured through to the juvenile stage at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. The fighting conch species are being evaluated as a potential food species. These conch have many of the sarne characteristics as the queen conch in terms of taste and meat appearance. However, the fighting conch have some added qualities, such as faster growth, a tolerance to variable water quality, and they are not CITES regulated. These attributes make the fighting conch a promising candidate for the food marketThis manuscript may be cited as Davis, Megan and Amber Shawl (2005) Fighting conch, Strombus alatus and Strombus pugilus: new food candidates for aquaculture, in Proceedings of the 56th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute held November 2003 Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, p.769‐772.Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1538.Includes Spanish abstract.

Subject(s): Queen conchGastropoda --FloridaAquaculture

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/2100812

Links: http://procs.gcfi.org/Proceedings.html

Restrictions on Access: ©2005 Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: Davis, Megan, creator Shawl, Amber, creator

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A5495



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