Reproductive biology of the wedge clam, Donax cuneatus Linnaeus

Victor, A C C and Subramanian, T (1988) Reproductive biology of the wedge clam, Donax cuneatus Linnaeus. CMFRI Bulletin, 42 (1). pp. 177-183.

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Abstract

Donax cuneatus of Madras coast has a distinct annual reproductive cycle. Almost In all the clams the gametoganic cycle starts in November-December. Spawning commences in February and extends up to July with intermittent extrusion of gametes. Subsequent to spawning, the Initiation of gametogenesis does not commence immediately but begins after a distinct inactive period of three months. Temperature and salinity influence the breeding of the clams

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reproductive biology of the wedge clam, Donax cuneatus Linnaeus
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:2567
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 12:53
Last Modified:24 Aug 2010 12:53

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