Ecological energetics of the rock oyster Saccostrea cucullata (Born)

Chawan, J B and Ranade, Anil (1988) Ecological energetics of the rock oyster Saccostrea cucullata (Born). CMFRI Bulletin, 42 (1). pp. 195-202.


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The energy budget partitioning in the rock oyster Saccostrea cucullata (Born^ has been described and based on this the functional importance of these oysters In the estuarine ecosystem has been discussed. It has been found that a large amount of consumed energy (c *= 100%) Is diverted to the maintenance cost (R = 31.26%). However, at this cost the soma (S) energy Incorporation is only 9.74% while the gonadal (Q) energy output is only 6.51% of the 'C In addition to the gonadal output, 40% of 'C energy is passed to the trophic system back in terms of faeces and urinary excreta (F + U) and 2.49% of the energy totally eliminated (E) from the population on account of fishing and predation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecological energetics; rock oyster; Saccostrea cucullata (Born)
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 07:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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