Larval history of Macrobrachium idella (Hilgendorf) reared in the laboratory

Pillai, N N and Mohamed, K H (1973) Larval history of Macrobrachium idella (Hilgendorf) reared in the laboratory. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 15 (1). pp. 359-385.


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Complete larval history of Macrobrachium idella (Hilgendorf) is traced by rearing them in the laboratory. They pass through 10 well defined zoeal stages before metamorphosing into the first post-larva in an average period of 42 days. Behaviour of larvae in different physical and chemical conditions of water and the rearing and feeding techniques followed are described. Better rearing conditions are observed in water having salinity between 12%o to 18%o when temperature is between 23°C and 28°C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macrobrachium idella; Hilgendorf
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2010 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12

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