Larval rearing and spat production of the brown mussel Perna indica at Vizhinjam

Appukuttan, K K and Joseph, Mathew and Thomas, K T (1988) Larval rearing and spat production of the brown mussel Perna indica at Vizhinjam. CMFRI Bulletin, 42 (2). pp. 337-343.

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Abstract

The brown mussel Perna indica was spawned in the laboratory and larval rearing experiments were conducted. The larvae undergo early development and metamorphose into veliger. eyed stage, pediveliger and spat. Settlement commences between the 15th and the 20th day. Various stages from fertilized egg to w e t are described. Laboratory cultured phytoflagellates like lsochrysis galbana and Pavlova sp are given as food for larvae till settlement. Details of larval rearing spat settlement and post set growth ware studied and the results are given.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Larval rearing; spat production; brown mussel; Perna indica; Vizhinjam
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:2602
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 13:57
Last Modified:16 Sep 2010 22:18

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