Brief note on the infestation of pedunculate barnacles in crabs

Ramudu, Kurva Raghu and Sanil, N K and Vijayagopal, P and Shivam, Saloni and Barsagade, Vikas G (2018) Brief note on the infestation of pedunculate barnacles in crabs. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (235). pp. 25-26. ISSN 0254-380 X


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An investigation was made to isolate and identify parasites from Charybdis lucifera landed at Cochin Fisheries Harbour in January, 2018. The carapace, branchial chambers and gills of each crab was observed for the presence of octolasmids. Octolasmis spp. are generally known as stalked barnacles or pedunculate barnacles. They are common in shallow waters and often found attached to the exoskeleton of the decapod crustacea, including crabs. This can affect the marketing of such infected commercially important crabs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: infestation; pedunculate barnacles; crabs
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Karwar
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 08:56

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