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Table 3 Mytilus edulis (Askö)

From: Effect of salinity on filtration rates of mussels Mytilus edulis with special emphasis on dwarfed mussels from the low-saline Central Baltic Sea

# n T (°C) L (mm) W (mg) CI (mg cm−3) F (ml min−1) G (cm2) F/G (mm s−1)
1 26 8.5 ± 0.1 11.3 ± 0.6 4.9 ± 1.5 3.4 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 1.6 1.1 ± 0.3 0.35
2 29 8.3 ± 0.2 13.3 ± 0.5 8.0 ± 2.2 3.4 ± 1.9 3.0 ± 2.0 1.6 ± 0.2 0.32
3 29 8.3 ± 0.2 15.0 ± 0.6 10.1 ± 3.0 3.0 ± 0.9 4.2 ± 3.3 2.4 ± 0.6 0.30
4 22 8.2 ± 0.1 16.9 ± 0.5 13.2 ± 7.5 2.7 ± 1.4 4.5 ± 3.1 2.8 ± 0.4 0.27
5 22 8.4 ± 0.4 19.2 ± 0.6 19.6 ± 5.6 2.8 ± 0.8 7.4 ± 1.1 3.9 ± 0.4 0.32
6 19 8.5 ± 0.0 23.9 ± 0.5 49.6 ± 12.4 3.6 ± 0.9 18.6 ± 5.4  
  1. Mean individual filtration rate (F), shell length (L), dry weight of soft parts (W), gill area (G), condition index (CI), temperature (T) and F/G-ratio (expressing the approach velocity of water in the direction normal to the gill surface) of 6 size classes (#1 to #6, n = number of mussels) of mussels locally adapted to 6.5 psu at Askö in the Central Baltic Sea. ±SD indicated