Mud crab Scylla tranquebarica culture in earthen pond at Tuticorin

Pillai, S Lakshmi and Rajapackiam, S and Sundararajan, D (2002) Mud crab Scylla tranquebarica culture in earthen pond at Tuticorin. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 44 (1 & 2). pp. 245-248.



The mud crab, Scylla tranquebarica was cultured in an earthen pond of 0.125 ha in the Karapad hatchery of Tuticorin Centre of CMFRI. They were fed on chicken waste and trash fish and harvested after 273 days of culture. Sampling of crabs was carried out every month by noting their carapace width and weight. The results show an increase in average weight from 133g at stocking to 428.5g after 275 days, with a survival of 23.8%. Low survival was mainly due to poaching as well as cannibalism. The hydrographical parameters during the period was monitored.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mud crab; Scylla tranquebarica; Karapad hatchery; Tuticorin
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1999
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 16:24
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 15:46

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