Beche-de-mer resources of Lakshadweep

James, D B (1989) Beche-de-mer resources of Lakshadweep. CMFRI Bulletin Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep An Indicative Survey With Suggestions For Development, 43. pp. 144-149.


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Information on the beche-de-mer resources of Lakshadweep is limited. Earlier no suveys were conducted to estimate the resources of holothurians used in the preparation of bechede- mer. In fact very little information is available even on the holothurians of the Lakshadweep Koehler and Vaney (19^5, 19C8, 1910) reported 18 species from deep sea, eight species from shallow-water and one species from deep sea around the Lakshadweep. Of the eight shallow-water species reported only Actinopyga mauritiana is of commercial importance. James (1969) catalogued 15 species of holothurians from the Lakshadweep of which only four species viz., Thelenota ananas. Holothuria {Microthele) nobilis, Actinopyga miliaris and A. mauritiana are used for beche-de-mer preparation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beche-de-mer; Lakshadweep
Subjects: Echinoderms > Seacucumber
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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