Ecology of the clam bed in the Kakinada Bay

Narasimham, K A (1985) Ecology of the clam bed in the Kakinada Bay. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 27 (1&2). pp. 97-102.


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ID the clam bed the monthly average water temperature varied from 24.8 to 33.5°C, salinity 14.46 to 35.53 %o, dissolved oxygen 3.78 to 7.00 ml/1, pH 6.55 to 7.00, phosphate-P 1.98 to 7.08 /xg at/1, nitrate- N 1.70-6.62 fig at/1, nitrite-N 0.66 to 2.94 /ig at/1 and silicate-Si 24.68 to 78.00 Mgat/1. The monthly average organic carbon of the sediment ranged from 0.55 to 1.26 %. The seasonal variations of these parameters are studied. The habitat preferences of the blood clam Anadara granosa are discussed in relation to some of the environmental factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: clam bed; Kakinada
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 11:36
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11

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