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
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/122

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