Morphometric Analysis of Pearl Oyster Pinctada Radiata (Leach, 1814) in the Syrian Water of the Eastern Mediterranean

International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science
© 2018 by SSRG - IJAES Journal
Volume 5 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Nidal Hassan, Cathrine Mansour, Fayez Saker
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Nidal Hassan, Cathrine Mansour, Fayez Saker, " Morphometric Analysis of Pearl Oyster Pinctada Radiata (Leach, 1814) in the Syrian Water of the Eastern Mediterranean," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 5,  no. 3, pp. 49-52, 2018. Crossref,


This research was achieved between June 2014 to May 2015 at Afamia region from Lattakia Coast, monthly samples from littoral zone were collected (manually) and by using diving goggles from sublittoral zone to depth (3m). The number of studied Individuals were 205, the shell sizes varied between (19.2 – 65.8 mm) for height (SH), and between (20.1 – 57.7 mm) for Length (SL) and between (6.5 – 20.5 mm) for width or Thickness (SW), and between (20.1 – 47.2 mm) for hinge length (HL), while the total weight (TW) (0.7235 – 27.3119 g), all the morphometric and biometric relationships were positive and reliable.


Morphometric Relationships – Pearl Oyster – Pinctada radiata - Lattakia Coast - Syria.


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