On an abnormal egg of the Turtle, Lepidochelys Olivacea (Eeschscholtz) with observations on hatching of the eggs

Luther, G (1959) On an abnormal egg of the Turtle, Lepidochelys Olivacea (Eeschscholtz) with observations on hatching of the eggs. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 1 (2). p. 261.

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    Abstract

    An abnormal egg, more or less dumb-bell shaped (Fig. 1) was noticed in a batch of about 120 turtle eggs collected from the beach at Vedalai near Mandapam (Gulf of Mannar) on 28-10-1959. On subsequent hatching it was found that they were of Lepidochelys olivacea olivacea (Esch.). The two eggs in union were unequal, measuring 36 mm. and 33 mm. in diameter and 26 mm. at the place of union ; the long axis being 72 mm. The normal eggs are spherical (Fig. 2), 40- 41 mm. in diameter.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Turtle; Vedalai; Mandapam; Gulf of Mannar; Lepidochelys olivacea
    Subjects: Marine Turtle
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 05:03
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1612

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