Coastal Shellfish Resource Use in the Quirimba Archipelago, Mozambique




The level, types, and influences of use of intertidal and subtidal molluscs and crustaceans were examined on four islands of the Quirimba Archipelago in northern Mozambique. Artisanal collecting was restricted to spring low tidal periods and involved at least 5% of the population of the study islands. Twenty-two mollusc species and five decapod crustascean species Palinuridae and Portunidaei were collected, of which the large gastropods Chicoreus ramosus (Muricidae) and Fascia/a trapezium (fasciolaridae), were the most important on coral reef rubble shore regions. The bivalves Pinctada nigra and Barbatia fusca were the most important species in seagrass (Hathodule sp. and Cymodocea sp.) areas.


Journal of Shellfish Research






- Cabo Delgado


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas



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