Turtle resources

Lal Mohan, R S (1989) Turtle resources. CMFRI Bulletin Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep An Indicative Survey With Suggestions For Development, 43 . pp. 176-179.



The common species of marine turtles namely Chelonia mydas, Lepidochelus olivacea, Eretmochelys imbricata and the Dermoclialys coriacea are known to occur in the Lakshadweep Islands. (Bhasker, 1978a, b, c, d; 1979 Silas, 1984). Earlier reports deal with its occurrence, nesting habits, and trade (Ellis, 1924; Rammunni, 1965 and iVlannadiar, 1976); Bhasker (op. cit) made detailed investigations and monitored the frequency of nesting, seasons of nesting and the occurrence of various species of turtles in the Islands. However the turtles of Lakshadweep require more attention with special reference to its reproduct. ive biology, feeding habit and behaviour. The breeding population of Chelona mydas needs special attention as the species does not nest in large numbers along the mainland.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Turtle
Subjects:Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:2650
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 16:03
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