Condition Index, Meat Yield and Biochemical Composition of Mediterranean Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819) from Canakkale Strait, Turkey

Yıldız H., Vural Ertuğrul P. , Acarlı S.

Alinteri Journal of Agriculture Sciences, vol.36, no.1, pp.308-314, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.47059/alinteri/v36i1/ajas21046
  • Title of Journal : Alinteri Journal of Agriculture Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-314


The present study was performed in Çanakkale Strait from September 2012 to August 2013. Biochemical composition (protein, total lipid, moisture, and ash), condition index, and meat yield of Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis in the net systems hung out the open sea cage units monthly. The mean condition index and meat yield of M. galloprovincialis were found 8.12±0.48 and 16.07±0.70%, respectively. A positive correlation was found between condition index and protein, carbohydrate, and meat yield whereas a negative correlation was seen between condition index and weight, length, lipid, moisture, and ash. In terms of seasons, condition index and protein values were high in autumn, lipid values in summer, and carbohydrate values in spring.