When the study started in spring, both the MCI and DGCI showed low, decreasing values, because energy was being used either for metabolic maintenance or for fueling the gonad energy requirements.
The peaks had lower values than those recorded in animals kept in suspension culture (compare DGCI, 1.
opercularis, the DGCI decreased from September 9 at 2.
The evolution of the MCI follows the same pattern as the DGCI in the case of C.
2005), and when gonad maturation has been reached, the MCI and DGCI take advantage of the favorable environmental conditions (greater level of available food and temperature) for a rapid, single, and short period of growth and storage of reserves, according its opportunistic condition.
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