Comparison of growth among cohorts obtained Argopecten purpuratus larval recruitment in natural and hatchery

Eduardo P. Pérez, Carlos Azócar, Andrea Araya, Orlando Astudillo, Marcel Ramos


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol40-issue4-fulltext-18

In Chile crops of the northern scallop Argopecten purpuratus have been developed intensively from seeds obtained in natural environment, and since 1980 from hatchery’s seed, when this technique could be controlled and developed. In order to provide information on the performance of seeds of northern scallopsin this study growth in length between cohorts produced from seeds obtained in natural environment (CN) and hatchery (CH) in Tongoy (Chile) was compared using ANCOVA. We assessed the consistency of this comparison in different years and seasons. The compared cohorts are pairs of cohorts produced simultaneously in the years 2003 (spring), 2005 (winter) and 2006 (summer). Statistical analysis showed that there are significant statistical differences between cohorts obtained from natural environment and those obtained inhatchery. The Tukey’s test showed differences between CN2003 and CH2003 and also between CN2005 and CH2005, while there were no significant differences between CN2006 and CH2006. These differences indicate that the cohorts of natural environment seeds grew faster than those of hatchery. Inter annual comparison showedsignificant statistical differences. These results are discussed in terms of the cultivation temperature and the heterozygosity for the growing population.

Pérez E, Azócar C, Araya A, Astudillo O, Ramos M. Comparison of growth among cohorts obtained Argopecten purpuratus larval recruitment in natural and hatchery. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;40(4). Available from: doi:10.3856/vol40-issue4-fulltext-18 [Accessed 22 Jan. 2019].
Pérez, E., Azócar, C., Araya, A., Astudillo, O., & Ramos, M. (2017). Comparison of growth among cohorts obtained Argopecten purpuratus larval recruitment in natural and hatchery. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 40(4). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol40-issue4-fulltext-18