A note on the fishery of the swimming crab Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus) from Tuticorin Bay

Rajamani, M and Manickaraja, M (1998) A note on the fishery of the swimming crab Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus) from Tuticorin Bay. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 39 (1 & 2). pp. 185-187.

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    Abstract

    The fishery of the swimming crab Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus) from Tuticorin Bay was studied during the period 1991 - 93 and the average annual landing of the crab was estimated at 17.8 t. The fishery was dominated by smaller crabs with carapace width ranging from 91 to 115 mm in male and from 81 to 105 mm in fmale. Females were predominant in the catches forming nearly 73%. Berried females were observed or luring the period 1992-93 with their composition ranging from 1.7 to 12.2%.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: swimming crab; Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus);Tuticorin Bay
    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
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 18:35
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1928

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