Resources study of the clam Mesodesma glabratum (Lamarck) in the islands of the Gulf of Mannar

Rajan, C T and Rajapandian, M E (1988) Resources study of the clam Mesodesma glabratum (Lamarck) in the islands of the Gulf of Mannar. CMFRI Bulletin, 42(1). pp. 68-70.

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    Abstract

    A survey of twenty Islands lying between Tuticorin and Pamban in the Gulf of Manner during 1977 indicated extensive beds ranging from 0.25 to 1.50 sq.km of Mesodesma glabratum along the inter tidal zones of these islands. The population density was very high in six islands nearer to Tuticorin and low In the Islands nearer to Pamban. It was estimated that the rich beds in Van Thivu and Upputhanni Thivu contained as much as 4,50,000 numbers each which is a seasonally renewable resource. At present this valuable resource remains unexploited.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Clam Mesodesma glabratum (Lamarck); Gulf of Mannar
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
    Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 06:57
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2541

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