Development of Moina minuta (Hansen, 1899) (Cladocera: Anomopoda: Moinidae) under different food sources


  • Bruno José Corecha Fernandes Eiras
  • Liliane Marques de Sousa
  • André Magalhães
  • Rauquírio Marinho da Costa



aquaculture, cladoceran, Chlorella sp., fish broth, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, population growth


The aim of this study was to analyze the population growth of the cladoceran Moina minuta using three food sources: Chlorella sp., Saccharomyces cerevisiae and fish broth. The experimental design was completely randomized with 3 treatments and 3 replicates, being the experiment carried out for 12 days M. minuta fed with Chlorella sp. showed maximum population density of 11.27 org. mL-1 on the ninth day of experiment, while the organisms fed with S. cerevisiae and fish broth reached 4.92 and 3.67 org. mL-1 on the eighth and third day of experiment, respectively. Cladocerans fed with Chlorella sp., S. cerevisiae and fish broth showed, respectively, growth velocity of 0.95, 0.44 and 0.28 org. mL-1 day-1, specific growth rate of 0.29, 0.24 and 0.24 day-1, and doubling time of 2.48, 2.94 and 3.20 day-1. It was verified that M. minuta reached high values of the population growth variables, therefore, this species is viable for production on a large scale. Among the three treatments analyzed, the specimens fed on Chlorella sp. showed the best growth variable averages.


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How to Cite

Eiras, B. J. C. F., de Sousa, L. M., Magalhães, A., & da Costa, R. M. (2023). Development of Moina minuta (Hansen, 1899) (Cladocera: Anomopoda: Moinidae) under different food sources. OBSERVATÓRIO DE LA ECONOMÍA LATINOAMERICANA, 21(6), 4232–4245.




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