Growth and biometric relationships of the silver or gold-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima (Jameson, 1901) under land-based culture system

Rao, G Syda and Pattnaik, Phalguni and Dash, Biswajit (2009) Growth and biometric relationships of the silver or gold-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima (Jameson, 1901) under land-based culture system. Indian Journal of Fisheries , 56 (4). pp. 249-255.

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Abstract

The spat of silver or gold-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima (Jameson, 1901), collected from the hulls of mechanized fishing trawlers operating from Visakhapatnam were grown under land-based culture system. The pearl oysters were continuously fed with a mixed diet of micro-algae through a specially designed drip system. The growth in terms of dorsoventral measurement (DVM), weight and thickness as well as the biometric relationships are presented. A maximum DVM of 141 mm and a maximum weight of 292 g were obtained in two years. The land-based culture technology originally developed and patented in India for Pinctada fucata, is also discussed with respect to suitability for culture of P. maxima.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biometric relationship; Growth; Land-based culture system; Pinctada maxima; Silver or gold-lip pearl oyster
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:2302
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:11 Aug 2010 11:21
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 11:21

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