Spat settlement of brown mussel Perna indica Kuriakose and Nair in the southwest coast of India

Appukuttan, K K and Nair, T Prabhakaran and Thomas, K T (1989) Spat settlement of brown mussel Perna indica Kuriakose and Nair in the southwest coast of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 31 (1&2). pp. 266-275.

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Abstract

Brown mussel Perna indica contribute 15% of the total mussel production in India. This species spawns from June to August from Quilon to Cape Comorin. The spat settlement in the natural bed was observed from July to September and the peak mode of spat size in the natural bed and the growth rate were estimated. Regular sampling from natural bed was done to observe the density and changes in the spat settlement pattern. The byssogenesis of spat ranging from 5-35 mm were studied in the laboratory condition. The effect of temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen on spawning and settlement are also presented in this paper.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Perna indica
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:1067
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:14 Jun 2010 16:44
Last Modified:14 Jun 2010 16:44
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