On an epizoic gastropod, Saptadanta nasika Prashad & Rao, on the shells of Pterocera Lamarck

Rao, K Virabhadra (1960) On an epizoic gastropod, Saptadanta nasika Prashad & Rao, on the shells of Pterocera Lamarck. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 2 (1). pp. 124-126.

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Abstract

A heavy infestation by a hitherto Uttle known epizoic gastropod on a shell of Pterocera lambis (Linne) from Minicoy in the Laccadive group of Islands was brought to my notice by Dr. S. Jones, Chief Research Officer of.the Central Marine Fisheries Research Station, Mandapam Camp. It was later identified by me as Saptadanta nasika Prashad and Rao under the family Lepitellidae. Several other shells of P. lambis (Linne) and P.chiragra (Linne) infested in a similar manner by the same species and reported to have been received from Mangalore were obtained subsequently from a chank godown of a shell dealer in Kilakarai, Ramnad district.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minicoy; Laccadive; Mandapam; Lepitellidae; Kilakarai; Ramnad
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
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/1613

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