Frequency of occurrence of Heterosaccus indicus(Rhizocephala) on the edible crab Neptunus pelagicus in the Gulf of Mannar

Pillai, C S G and Thomas, P A (1972) Frequency of occurrence of Heterosaccus indicus(Rhizocephala) on the edible crab Neptunus pelagicus in the Gulf of Mannar. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 14 (2). pp. 867-868.

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    Abstract

    Heterosaccus indicus Boschma parasitises the blue swimming crab Neptunus pelagicus. During January 1967, the authors examined 1836 crabs caught by crab titps in the vicinity of the Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mandapam Camp. While 12.2 per cent of the total population examined was found to be infe^d, 28.1 per cent of the females had parasites. The ratio of female hosts to male was 1:1.3.: It was also observed that S .8 per cent of the infested crabs possessed more than one parasite.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterosaccus indicus Boschma; Neptunus pelagicus; Gulf of Mannar
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
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    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 11:06
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:13
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1757

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