Distribution of seed clams of Meretrix casta (Chemnitz) in Vellar estuary

Sreenivasan, P V (1982) Distribution of seed clams of Meretrix casta (Chemnitz) in Vellar estuary. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 2, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.


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A survey conducted in Vellar estuary during April and May 1978 on the abundance of the seed of Meretrix casta (Chemnitz) indicated that the densest population occurred in the mid-portion of the estuary. The population was from scarce to absent near river mouth and moderate in the upper reaches. From The environmental characteristics associated with such distribution, it is evident that M. casta prefers a Salinity range of 30 - 32 %„, a depth of so -100 cm and a sandy muddy substratum

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distribution of seed clams; Meretrix casta; Chemnitz; Vellar estuary
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 20:18
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:16
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2297

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