Growth phenotypes for the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis)

Published: 19 April 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/sdtjyys7gr.1
Contributors:
Carolina Penaloza,
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Luke Helmer,
Jacob Kean-Hammerson,
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Ross D Houston,

Description

Phenotypic data of four growth-related traits measured on 840 individuals. 6-month old oysters were placed in cages and deployed in the River Hamble (50.861° N, 1.312° W). After ~10 months of growth, the following traits were measured: body weight (BW), shell length (SL, the maximum distance between the anterior and posterior margins), shell height (SH, the maximum distance between the hinge to the furthermost edge), and shell width (SW, the maximum distance at the thickest part of the two shell valves). Shell measurements were taken with traceable digital callipers (0.02 mm precision). Weight was recorded in grams up to one decimal place. The data comprises a text file containing five tab-separated columns that indicate: Individual ID (1st column), BW measurement (in g) (2nd column), SH (in mm) (3rd column), SW (in mm) (4th column), and SL (in mm) (5th column).

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Steps to reproduce

Oysters were cleaned from epibionts and measurements recorded as described above.

Institutions

University of Exeter, University of Southampton, The University of Edinburgh, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, The University of Edinburgh The Roslin Institute, University of Portsmouth

Categories

Animal Growth, Phenotyping, Oyster

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