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Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.575 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v47.i1.60
pages 61-71

Results of the Bivalve Mollusks Farming on Artificial Reefs

D. D. Gabayev
Institute of Marine Biology, Far-East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia

ABSTRACT

As a result of the long-term use of artificial reefs (bottom collectors) it was found that substrate located in the water thickness is very attractive for marine bivalve mollusks at different development stage. Many mollusks do not realize their high reproductive potential because of lack of favorable substrate in the sea; availability of such substrate causes outburst of their reproduction.