Predation of oyster Crassostrea madrasensis by gastropod Cymatium cingulatum (Lamarck) in the oyster farm at Tuticorin

Thangavelu, R and Muthiah, P (1982) Predation of oyster Crassostrea madrasensis by gastropod Cymatium cingulatum (Lamarck) in the oyster farm at Tuticorin. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 2, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

One of the essential problems in perfecting the technology of oyster farming is to identify and eliminate the predators causing periodical mortality of oyster in the culture system and to suggest adequate control measures. At Tuticorin it has been observed that the gastropod belonging to the species Cymatium cingulatum causes considerable damage to the stock in the oyster farm especially when the oysters are 3 to 4 months old. Observations on the feeding method and behaviour of the predator are given. Control measures for saving the farm stock are also discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crassostrea madrasensis; Gastropod; Cymatium cingulatum Oyster farm; Tuticorin
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Aquaculture
Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2286
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 23:23
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 23:23

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