Taxonomy of Indian oysters

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


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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
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 07:14
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17

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