SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.25 issue2Evaluación de medidas morfométricas de tendones y ligamentos metacarpales palmares por ultrasonografía en caballos criollos colombianosDetección de anticuerpos anti-Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) en venados silvestres en Colombia author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista MVZ Córdoba

Print version ISSN 0122-0268On-line version ISSN 1909-0544


NINO-MIRANDA, Daniela; CORDOBA-MARTINEZ, Alejandro; ARIAS-REYES, Luz  and  QUIROS-RODRIGUEZ, Jorge. Estado actual de Melongena melongena (Mollusca: Gastropoda) en la bahía de Cispatá, Caribe Colombiano. Rev.MVZ Cordoba [online]. 2020, vol.25, n.2, pp.81-89.  Epub Aug 25, 2021. ISSN 0122-0268.


Evaluate the current status of Melongena melongena in Cispata Bay, Colombian Caribbean through the population aspects of the species.

Materials and methods.

Three sampling sectors were established, according to the zoning of the mangrove in the bay. For the collection of the biological material a linear transect of 4 x 20 m was located perpendicular to the area of the mangrove with two replicas at a distance of 50 m. For the determination of sex, a subsample of 10 individuals with sizes greater than that estimated for the sexual maturity of the species was taken. The shells were measured in total length, in order to differentiate the sizes of females and males. In each sector, the water temperature and salinity were measured in situ using an Extech EC170 multiparameter while water transparency is calculated using the Secchi disk.


A total of 1,149 individuals of M. melongena were recorded, obtaining the highest abundance in the Caño Salado sector (522), followed by Las Cagás (458) and finally Amaya (169). 63% of the individuals were in a size range between 41-61 mm. The sex ratio was 1:1.2 (H:M). The sizes recorded in females were from 55 to 92 mm and in males from 54 to 77 mm.


M. melongena in Cispatá Bay is showing evident signs of recovery in the last decade, because most of the registered individuals have reached the average size of sexual maturity.

Keywords : Abundance; estuary; fishery; mangrove; sexual proportion; size; snail (Source: Environmental thesaurus for Colombia).

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )