Study on the stomach contents of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould) with reference to the inclusion of bivalve eggs and larvae

Chellam, A (1982) Study on the stomach contents of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould) with reference to the inclusion of bivalve eggs and larvae. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 2, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

The pearl oyster which is a filter-feeder as any other bivalve mollusc, has been considered to feed On phytoplankton including detritus. A detailed study made on the feeding of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata collected from the pearl culture farm as well as natural beds showed the presence of bivalve eggs and larvae along with copepods and crustacean larvae, spicules of sponges, etc. Several samples of oysters collected at different periods of 1977 and 1978 gave the same results indicating that this is a regular feature.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pearl oyster; Pinctada fucata ; bivalve eggs and larvae
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Eggs and Larvae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2305
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:19 Aug 2010 01:53
Last Modified:19 Aug 2010 01:53

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