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A body piercing through the free margin of the ear
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Conches with lip thickness less than 15 mm are considered sexually immature (Stoner et al.
In the present study, the population was small initially; however, we observed substantial recruitment of juveniles from October 2009 onwards, reaching a maximum density of 0.3074 conches per square meter in September 2010.
By adding two additional five-roll refiners and two additional conches, this plant could double its present capacity for a relatively low capital investment.