Volume 6 Number 8 (Aug. 2015)
IJESD 2015 Vol.6(8): 625-628 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.670

Shell Band Pattern of Golden Apple Snail (Pomacea Cancaliculata, Lamarck) in Selected Aquatic Habitats

Gloria L. Galan, Heidi C. Porquis, and Mae Ann R. Bulasa
Abstract—Environmental factors affecting band patterns in the shell of Pomacea canaliculata, (Lamarck 1822) were assessed from shell samples taken in selected sites in Central Mindanao University campus, and vicinities in Bukidnon province, Philippines. Shell samples with sizes of 2 cm and above were used. The conchological characteristics measured were number of whorls, number of bands, width of each band, width of the shell aperture and shell length. Live weight of each individual snail was taken. The depth, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO) and salinity of water were also measured. Pearson correlation analysis shows that only variation in water depth had significant influence on the variation in the number of bands (r=-.973, P=.01) and the average band width (r=.892, P=.05).

Index Terms—Pomacea canaliculata, conchology, water depth.

The authors are with the Biology Department, Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon, Philippines (e-mail: dingbiocmu@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Gloria L. Galan, Heidi C. Porquis, and Mae Ann R. Bulasa, "Shell Band Pattern of Golden Apple Snail (Pomacea Cancaliculata, Lamarck) in Selected Aquatic Habitats," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 625-628, 2015.





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