Anil, M K and Gomathi, P and Margaret, Sophia (2021) Mussels. In: Package of Aquaculture Practices. Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 233-247.

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    The mussels are bivalve molluscs found attached to the hard surfaces in the littoral and sublittoral zones. They attach themselves to the substrate by secreting long threads called byssus. Though they are considered sedentary, they may move from one area to another, if exposed to unfavourable environmental conditions. Mussels are regarded as one of the best candidates for aquaculture since they are filter feeders obtaining nourishment from the lowest level in the food chain; they feed on phytoplankton, detritus and associated microscopic flora and fauna.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2021 06:45
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2021 07:27

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