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-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1928
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 00:05
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 00:05

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