Breeding of the marine prawn Metapenaeus dobsoni in brackishwater ponds

Silas, E G and Muthu, M S and Pillai, N N and George, K V (1982) Breeding of the marine prawn Metapenaeus dobsoni in brackishwater ponds. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 24 (1&2). pp. 147-149.


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Female Metapeinaeus dobsoni have attained full ovarian maturation in the ponds of the Marine Prawn Hatchery Laboratory of the CMFRI at Narakkal during the summer months when the salinity was 28.0-29.0 ppt. These females were made to spawn in the pond water kept in 50 litre plastic basins and the resulting nauplii were successfully reared upto the late postlarval stage in the same medium. The possibility of M. dobsoni breeding and completing its life cycle in the brackishwater areas during the high salinity months is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metapenaeus dobsoni; Breeding; marine prawn; brackishwater ponds
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 03:51
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11

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