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Techniques for Catching the Shellfish Anomalocardia flexuosa in a Tropical Estuary in Northeast Brazil

  • Jéssica de Oliveira Lima GomesEmail author
  • Alberto Soares de Melo
  • Sérgio de Faria Lopes
  • José da Silva Mourão
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Introduction

Anomalocardia flexuosa is the most exploited species of mollusk of the Brazilian coast (Rodrigues et al.2010), where it is found inhabiting muddy or sandy-mud substrates buried at depths of less than 20 cm in the intertidal and infralittoral zones (Narchi 1972; Mouëza et al.1999;). The species occurs from the West Indies to Uruguay (Rios 1994), with its local name and the extraction techniques and equipment used for its capture varying according to the region where it is harvested (Boehs et al.2000; Araújo and Rocha-Barreira 2004; Nishida et al.2004, 2006b; Dias et al.2007; Costa et al.2009; Pezzuto et al. 2015). Currently, A. flexuosa is raised through mariculture (FAO 2014) or collected and/or extracted directly from natural banks (Dias et al.2007; Machado et al.2010).

Traditional communities exploiting mollusks in estuarine regions of Brazil use handmade equipment, such as the gadanho (hand rake) (Araújo 2001), the draga de mão (hand dredger) (Pezzuto et al.2010), and...

Keywords

Shellfish (Anomalocardia flexuosaLocal ecological knowledge Syzygy and quadrature tides, Mamanguape River estuary, Northeast Brazil 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the residents of Tramataia and Barra de Mamanguape, particularly the shellfish harvesters, for sharing their knowledge. The first author thanks CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) for a Master’s program scholarship.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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The research in MRE was authorized by Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio), the Sistema de Autorização e Informação em Biodiversidade (SISBIO) (N°55,161–1) and by the ethics committee for research involving human beings of the Universidade Estadual da Paraíba (UEPB) (N°: 63323616.7.0000.5187). The objectives of the research were explained to the informants, who were invited to sign an informed consent form, authorizing their participation in the study, in accordance with the recommendations of resolution number 466/12 of the Brazilian National Health Council.

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  1. 1.Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Rua BaraúnasCampina GrandeBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Estadual da ParaíbaCampina GrandeBrazil

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