Morphology and anatomy of Indian pearl oyster

Velayudhan, T S and Gandhi, A D (1987) Morphology and anatomy of Indian pearl oyster. CMFRI Bulletin - Pearl culture, 39. pp. 4-12.


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In India, great strides had been made in the technology of culture pearl production from the Indian pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould). For achieving satisfactory results in the production of culture pearl, it is absolutely essential to have a precise knowledge of the morphology and anatomy of the animal in view of the fact that the mantle and the gonad play a pivotal role in the production of good quality pearls, Herdman (1904) has given an excellent and detailed account of the anatomy of the Indian pearl oyster, Hynd (1955) and Kuwatani (1965 a, b) have also contributed to our imderstanding of the morphology of the pearl oysters from Australian and Japanese waters, in addition to throwing light on the functional role of the digestive and reproductive organs. Based on a number of dissections made on the oysters of the Tuticorin region, the present account on the anatomy of the most important systems of the pearl oyster is presented in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Morphology; anatomy; pearl oyster
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
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 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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