Population density of the wedge clam Donax cuneatus Linnaeus in and around Madras coast

Victor, A C C and Subramanian, T (1988) Population density of the wedge clam Donax cuneatus Linnaeus in and around Madras coast. CMFRI Bulletin, 42(1). pp. 42-46.

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Abstract

Donax cuneatus, papularly known as wedge clam small multicolored mollusa occurring in dense population in the intertidal zone of the three exposed sandy beaches of the Madras coast namely Marina, Thiruvanmiyur and Mahabalipuram- The population density of the dams in the three beaches was studied from July 1982 to August 1984. The Marina beach supports a population 16 times greater in size and 14 times more dense compared to Mahabalipuram; 2.5 times ereatar in size and 2-3 times as dense as that of Thiruvanmiyur. Among the various environmental parameters studied beach slope seems to play s significant role in the distribution and abundance of D. cuneatus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Population density; wedge clam; Donax cuneatus Linnaeus; Madras coast
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 07:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2529

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