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Table 1 Length (egg diameter and shell length, respectively; mean ± SD, n = 150), larval length growth rate (mean ± SD, n = 3), organic matter (mean ± SD, n = 3), organic matter growth rate (mean ± SD, n = 3) and presence of foot (%) during the early development of the clam Ruditapes decussatus under three levels of nutrition: starvation and two mono-specific diets (Isochrysis aff galbana = T-iso and Chaetoceros calcitrans = C.cal)

From: Biochemical compounds’ dynamics during larval development of the carpet-shell clam Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus, 1758): effects of mono-specific diets and starvation

Food regime Days after fertilization Length
(μm ind−1)
Larval length growth rate
(μm day−1)
Organic matter
(ng ind−1)
Organic matter growth rate
(ng day−1)
Foot (%)
Starvation 0 58.10 ± 4.18   27.48 ± 3.55   
2 96.71 ± 5.98   29.59 ± 1.65   
5 100.18 ± 5.70   35.38 ± 4.22   
8 99.18 ± 4.30   26.59 ± 5.35   
10 101.36 ± 5.60    
12 102.31 ± 4.45    
14 102.27 ± 6.05   14.59 ± 1.02   
19 104.53 ± 6.64   10.38 ± 1.71   
23 103.75 ± 13.70 0.33 ± 0.09 8.16 ± 0.63 −0.91 ± 0.02 0.00
T-iso 0 58.10 ± 4.18   27.48 ± 3.55   
2 96.71 ± 5.98   29.59 ± 1.65   
5 103.53 ± 5.02   113.19 ± 12.95   
8 112.48 ± 4.69   199.19 ± 15.24   
10 119.21 ± 7.02    
12 129.81 ± 8.66    
14 150.14 ± 10.10   232.78 ± 26.24   
19 179.25 ± 9.72   431.84 ± 71.31   
23 184.03 ± 9.32 4.69 ± 0.12 322.17 ± 7.56 16.14 ± 1.30 75.66
C.cal 0 58.10 ± 4.18   27.48 ± 3.55   
2 96.71 ± 5.98   29.69 ± 2.03   
5 104.27 ± 6.50   80.65 ± 6.11   
8 134.81 ± 15.30   96.65 ± 2.93   
10 153.88 ± 6.46    
12 161.53 ± 9.99    
14 168.48 ± 11.64   149.98 ± 11.83   
19 174.39 ± 13.36   180.98 ± 15.82   
23 199.67 ± 12.19 4.95 ± 0.02 143.20 ± 7.78 6.31 ± 0.31 42.81