Studies on the salinity tolerance of the venerid clam, Paphia malabarica (Chemnitz)

Ram Mohan, M K and Velayudhan, T S (1998) Studies on the salinity tolerance of the venerid clam, Paphia malabarica (Chemnitz). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 40 (1 & 2). pp. 185-188.

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    Abstract

    Salinity tolerance, lethal lower salinity and mortality rates in different salinity treatments of the small (15-20 mm APM) and large (30-35 mm APM) venerid clam, Paphia malabarica were studied. The studies revealed that on sudden exposure from a pre-acclimation salinity of 22 ppt, both the size groups could tolerate a salinity range of 12 ppt to 40 ppt. The lethal lower salinity was determined based on 5Wo mortality. It was seen that larger clams are more tolerant to lower salinities. Between 20 ppt and 30 ppt both the size groups recorded no mortality. Observations on the conditioning time showed the fastest conditioning between 20 ppt and 30 ppt Large clams conditioned faster in lower salinities and vice versa in higher salinities.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Salinity tolerance; venerid clam; Paphia malabarica (Chemnitz)
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 10:01
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1945

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