Growth and survival of the green mussel Perna viridis (L.) under suspended conditions off Kovalam near Chennai

Ramachandran, N and Poovannan, P and Sreenivasagam, K (2002) Growth and survival of the green mussel Perna viridis (L.) under suspended conditions off Kovalam near Chennai. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 44 (1 & 2). pp. 217-219.

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Abstract

Studies on growth and survival of the green mussel Perna viridis under suspended conditions were camed out at Kovalam near Chennai. Mussel of 2.2 cm (1.03 g) average size transplanted on ropes suspended from a raft attained 5.8 cm (14.9 g) in 3.5 months during July-October period. Using an initial density of 1.4 * 0.5 kg/m, a yield of 7.5 f 1.3 kg/m/kg of young mussels transplanted was obtained. The survival was 52 f 9% (in numbers). Results can be improved by further standardization of the initial density and size of young ones for transplantation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Green mussel; Perna viridis; Kovalam; Chennai
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:1995
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 16:20
Last Modified:10 Aug 2010 16:20

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