Ecology of oyster beds

Mahadevan, S and Nayar, K Nagappan (1987) Ecology of oyster beds. CMFRI Bulletin, 37. pp. 7-13.


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The oysters of the world are grouped into one family Ostreidae. Within this family are 3 groups or genera viz., Ostrea, Crassostrea and Pycnodonta. This genus Ostrea which is widespread through most part of the world is generally considered to be adapted to clear waters with little sediment and high salinity. Crassostrea exist in estuaries wliere the silt load is high and salinity variable and generally low. Pycnodonta is a tropical open sea form and thrives in high salinity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecology; oyster beds
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
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 07:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17

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