REMOTE SETTING OF <i>Nodipecten nodosus</i> (Linnaeus 1758) LARVAE

  • Robson Cardoso COSTA Universidade do Vale do Itajaí – UNIVALI; Centro Experimental de Maricultura - CEMar, Centro de Ciência Tecnológicas da Terra e do Mar - CTTMAR,
  • Gilberto Caetano MANZONI Universidade do Vale do Itajaí – UNIVALI; Centro Experimental de Maricultura - CEMar, Centro de Ciência Tecnológicas da Terra e do Mar - CTTMAR,
  • Francisco Carlos da SILVA Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC; Centro de Ciências Agrárias - CCA; Departamento de Aquicultura; Laboratório de Moluscos Marinhos - LMM,
  • Carlos Henrique Araújo de Miranda GOMES Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Aquicultura, Laboratório de Moluscos Marinhos,
  • João Paulo Ramos FERREIRA Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Aquicultura, Laboratório de Moluscos Marinhos - LMM
  • Claudio Manoel Rodrigues de MELO Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Aquicultura, Laboratório de Moluscos Marinhos - LMM


The present study aimed to evaluate the growth and survival of Nodipecten nodosus larvae grown in a remote settlement system. Two forms of transport were tested, one in a humid/wet, environment and one submerged in seawater, with a control treatment maintained at the Laboratory of Marine Mollusks (LMM). After transport treatments, individuals were populated simultaneously inside floating boxes directly at sea and in containers under controlled conditions in the Laboratory of the Experimental Center for Mariculture (CEMAR). No statistical differences were observed in larval survival relative to the method of transport in the different experiments. However, statistical differences were observed in evaluation 1 (EVA1) for the survival and growth of larvae transported in submerged seawater and settled in the laboratory. No statistical difference was observed between the control and either wet/humid or submerged treatments in EVA2. The survival values in the control treatment in EVA3 were higher (p<0.05) in relation to the wet and submerged treatments cultivated in the laboratory. It was not possible to observe the presence of pre-seeds in treatments grown at sea. Is possible to transport larvae for 6 hours of travel to be settled in controlled conditions far from their place of origin.


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COSTA, Robson Cardoso et al. REMOTE SETTING OF Nodipecten nodosus (Linnaeus 1758) LARVAE. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 3, dec. 2020. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2022. doi: