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
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 07:23
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2567

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