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Table 3 Comparison of the von Bertalanffy growth parameters and corresponding overall growth performance between Dosinia exoleta and other venerid species worldwide

From: Age and growth in three populations of Dosinia exoleta (Bivalvia: Veneridae) from the Portuguese coast

Species K (year−1) L (mm) P Ageing method Study area Reference
D. exoleta (×, 1) 0.28 43.88 4.374 AP Aveiro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Present study
D.exoleta (×, 2) 0.30 47.08 4.496 AP Setúbal, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Present study
D. exoleta (×, 3) 0.50 42.93 4.597 AP Faro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Present study
D. exoleta (×, 4) 0.36 51.3 4.687 MR Eggholmane, Norway (Atlantic Ocean) Tunberg (1983a)
D. lupinus (×, 5) 0.36 36.0 4.225 SR Eggholmane, Norway (Atlantic Ocean) Tunberg (1983b)
D. nipponica (× ,6) 0.159 78.95 4.893 AP Wakkanai Port, Japan (Pacific Ocean) Tanabe and Oba (1988)
D. nipponica (×, 7) 0.203 74.46 4.923 AP Hakodate Bay, Japan (Pacific Ocean) Tanabe and Oba (1988)
D. nipponica (×, 8) 0.262 61.06 4.776 AP Tokyo Bay, Japan (Pacific Ocean) Tanabe and Oba (1988)
D. nipponica (×, 9) 0.295 55.46 4.702 AP Seto Inland Sea, Japan (Pacific Ocean) Tanabe and Oba (1988)
D. nipponica (×, 10) 0.403 76.44 5.255 AP Ariake Bay, Japan (Pacific Ocean) Tanabe and Oba (1988)
A. antiqua (, 11) 0.183 80.00 4.972 MR Chiloé, Chile (Pacific Ocean) Clasing et al. (1994)
A. umbonella (, 12) 0.28 58.0 4.737 LF Park-e-Dolat, Iran (Persian Gulf) Saeedi et al. (2010)
A. umbonella (, 13) 0.29 62.0 4.840 LF Park-e-Qadir, Iran (Persian Gulf) Saeedi et al. (2010)
C. brevisiphonata (■, 14) 0.202 101.8 5.329 SR, CS Ussuri Bay, Russia (Sea of Japan) Selin and Selina (1988)
C. brevisiphonata (■, 15) 0.177 102.2 5.276 SR, CS Putyatin Islands, Russia (Sea of Japan) Selin and Selina (1988)
C. brevisiphonata (■, 16) 0.147 113.4 5.331 SR, CS Vostok Bay, Russia (Sea of Japan) Selin and Selina (1988)
C. chione (■, 17) 0.24 93.0 5.286 SR, TS Gulf of Euboikos, Greece (Aegean Sea) Metaxatos (2004)
C. chione (■, 18) 0.24 62.7 4.772 AP Thassos Island, Greece (Thracian Sea) Leontarakis and Richardson (2005)
C. chione (■, 19) 0.26 57.8 4.701 AP Thassos Island, Greece (Thracian Sea) Leontarakis and Richardson (2005)
C. chione (■, 20) 0.15 98.1 5.151 AP Arrábida, Portugal (Atlantic Sea) Moura et al. (2009)
C. chione (■, 21) 0.18 91.1 5.134 SR Arrábida, Portugal (Atlantic Sea) Moura et al. (2009)
C. chione (■, 22) 0.25 72.4 4.977 AP Rab Island, Croatia (Adriatic Sea) Ezgeta-Balić et al. (2011)
C. chione (■, 23) 0.15 74.5 4.793 AP Pag Bay, Croatia (Adriatic Sea) Ezgeta-Balić et al. (2011)
C. chione (■, 24) 0.11 82.8 4.795 AP Kaštela Bay, Croatia (Adriatic Sea) Ezgeta-Balić et al. (2011)
C. chione (■, 25) 0.34 79.3 5.229 AP Cetina Estuary, Croatia (Adriatic Sea) Ezgeta-Balić et al. (2011)
C. gallina (□, 26) 0.35 36.12 4.217 AP Valencia, Spain (Mediterranean Sea) Ramón and Richardson (1992)
C. gallina (□, 27) 0.40 40.05 4.410 LF Valencia, Spain (Mediterranean Sea) Ramón (1993)
C. gallina (□, 28) 0.21 52.20 4.475 TS Ancona, Italy (Adriatic Sea) Polenta (1993)
C. gallina (□, 29) 0.48 41.60 4.539 TS Ancona, Italy (Adriatic Sea) Arneri et al. (1995)
C. gallina (□, 30) 0.52 39.50 4.506 TS Neretva Estuary, Croatia (Adriatic Sea) Arneri et al. (1997)
C. gallina (□, 31) 0.429 34.17 4.233 SR Turkey (Northern Marmara Sea) Deval and Oray (1998)
C. gallina (□, 32) 0.37 33.46 4.142 TS Turkey (Northern Marmara Sea) Deval (2001)
C. gallina (□, 33) 0.609 27.25 4.091 TS Russia (Northern Black Sea) Boltachova and Mazlumyan (2001)
C. gallina (□, 34) 0.47 38.95 4.444 AP Faro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Gaspar et al. (2004)
C. gallina (□, 35) 0.32 42.15 4.380 LF Faro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Gaspar et al. (2004)
C. gallina (□, 36) 0.71 37.55 4.575 SR Faro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Gaspar et al. (2004)
C. gallina (□, 37) 0.16 26.00 3.449 TS Yakakent, Turkey (Black Sea) Dalgiç et al. (2010)
C. gallina (□, 38) 0.21 28.88 3.704 TS Inceburun, Turkey (Black Sea) Dalgiç et al. (2010)
C. gallina (□, 39) 0.22 26.60 3.617 TS Cide, Turkey (Black Sea) Dalgiç et al. (2010)
C. striatula (□, 40) 0.23 32.90 3.913 SR Millport, Scotland (Atlantic Ocean) Ursin (1963)
C. striatula (□, 41) 0.25 38.75 4.163 SR Bristol Channel, UK (Atlantic Ocean) Warwick et al. (1978)
E. exalbida (♦, 42) 0.180 73.98 4.863 AP, IR Beagle Channel, Argentina (Atlantic Ocean) Lomovasky et al. (2002)
M. mercenaria (, 43) 0.182 94.31 5.184 SR Southampton, UK (Atlantic Ocean) Hibbert (1977)
M. mercenaria (, 44) 0.312 71.04 5.049 AP Georgia, USA (Atlantic Ocean) Walker and Tenore (1984)
M. mercenaria (, 45) 0.260 89.40 5.269 AP Georgia, USA (Atlantic Ocean) Walker and Tenore (1984)
M. mercenaria (, 46) 0.340 65.90 4.988 AP Georgia, USA (Atlantic Ocean) Walker and Tenore (1984)
M. mercenaria (, 47) 0.21 73.32 4.918 CS Narragansett Bay, USA (Atlantic Ocean) Jones et al. (1989)
Tawera gayi (+, 48) 0.288 28.03 3.802 AP, MR Beagle Channel, Argentina (Atlantic Ocean) Lomovasky et al. (2005)
V. corrugata (▲, 49) 0.31 49.98 4.588 SR Mira Estuary, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Guerreiro and Rafael (1995)
V. corrugata (▲, 50) 0.43 45.5 4.608 SR Ria de Aveiro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Maia et al. (2006)
V. corrugata (▲, 51) 0.29 54.3 4.667 AP Ria de Aveiro, Portugal (Atlantic Ocean) Maia et al. (2006)
V. verrucosa (Δ, 52) 0.253 44.9 4.360 CS Bari, Italy (Adriatic Sea) Arneri et al. (1998)
V. verrucosa (Δ, 53) 0.352 54.1 4.746 CS Gulf of Manfredonia, Italy (Adriatic Sea) Arneri et al. (1998)
V. verrucosa (Δ, 54) 0.298 54.2 4.676 CS Gulf of Maliakos, Greece (Aegean Sea) Arneri et al. (1998)
V. verrucosa (Δ, 55) 0.324 52.1 4.661 CS Bay of Thessaloniki, Greece (Aegean Sea) Arneri et al. (1998)
V. verrucosa (Δ, 56) 0.360 43.4 4.469 CS Alexandroupolis, Greece (Aegean Sea) Arneri et al. (1998)
  1. K growth coefficient, L asymptotic shell length, P overall growth performance, AP acetate peels, MR mark-recapture, SR surface rings, LF length-frequency, CS cross-sections, TS thin sections, IR isotope ratios