Taxonomy of Indian oysters

Rao, K Satyanarayana (1987) Taxonomy of Indian oysters. CMFRI Bulletin, 38 . pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

There has been considerable disagreement on the identity of oysters due to the large variations in shape, size, texture and colour of shell which are very much influenced by the substratum and ecological conditions. As many as hundred species of living oysters and five hundred species of extinct ones were recognized initially (Korringa, 1952). Later it has been realized that most of the species were not valid.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Taxonomy; Indian oysters
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:2557
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 12:44
Last Modified:15 May 2012 12:28

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