Rock oyster resources of Bombay coast

Sundaram, K S (1988) Rock oyster resources of Bombay coast. CMFRI Bulletin, 42(1) . pp. 29-35.



Ihe results of a preliminary investigation conducted on the resource of the rock oyster Saccosifea cucuJIata ^'om two selected centres viz. Bandra andWorli Sea Face are presented and discussed. Information on the population density, size, predators, pasts and other associated organisms of the oyster and the general features of the oyster beda is given. The total area of the oyster beds at both the centres is 87,500 mZ. The estimated standing stock of 5. ct/ci/Z/ara is 80.66 million in number and 3,35,125 kg in total weight. The estimated shell weight and meat weight are 2,80.825 kg and 33,075 kg respectively Oysters of siz9 range 7.00 mm to 55.00 mm with a mean length of 28.44 mm are represented in population. Adult oysters of 13-41 size groups formed 81 04%.The littoral concrete found along the coast is an ideal habitat for the settlement of the rock oysters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rock oyster; Bombay coast; India
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:2526
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 12:33
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