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Table 2

Values of von Bertalanffy growth parameters of freshwater mussels (Unionoida) belonging to the Etheriidae, Iridinidae and Unionidae families.

K (month−1) L (mm) Study area Source
Etheria elliptica 0.0718 82.2 Pendjari River (Benin) Present study
Mutela rostrata 0.048–0.179 59.3–63.2 Lake Chad (Tchad) Lévêque (1971)
Mutela dubia 0.053–0.129 76.4–80.9 Lake Chad (Tchad) Lévêque (1971)
Caelatura aegyptiaca 0.114–0.152 26.8–33.8 Lake Chad (Tchad) Lévêque (1971)
Caelatura teretiuscula 0.094–0.200 25.5–27.3 Lake Chad (Tchad) Lévêque (1971)
Pinctada fucata 0.0757 79.3 India Chellam (1988)
Pinctada margaritifera 0.038 160.5 French Polynesia Pouvreau et al. (2000)

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