Fishery and biology of Paphia malabarica from Dharmadom estuary, north Kerala

Thomas, Sujitha and Laxmilatha, P and Nasser, M and Surendranath, V G and Ramachandran, N P and Sivadasan, M P (2003) Fishery and biology of Paphia malabarica from Dharmadom estuary, north Kerala. Indian Journal of Fisheries , 50 (4). pp. 519-524.

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Abstract

The short neck clam, Paphia malabarica forms a part of the bivalve fishery of Dharmadom estuary. Average annual catch during the period 2000-2002 was estimated to be 2.49 t. Peak fishing during the period was in October. P. malabarica of length range 18-50 mm contributed to the catch. Male dominated the catch except in January, August and November. Percentage of mature clam was found to be high during November to February indicating spawning period in these months with peak spawning activity in November - December.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishery biology;Paphia malabarica;Kerala
Subjects:Marine Biology > Biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:122
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:11 Mar 2010 16:41
Last Modified:26 May 2012 10:38

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