Observations on the breeding, larval development and taxonomic status of Macrobrachium equidens (Dana, 1852)

Pillai, N N (1990) Observations on the breeding, larval development and taxonomic status of Macrobrachium equidens (Dana, 1852). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 37 (2). pp. 151-153.

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Abstract

Macrobrachium equidens collected from Cochin Backwaters (Kerala) is represented by two forms, stripicd and non-strijjed. Separate studies canied out on the breeding and larval development of these two forms indicated that no intcr-brecding between them take place. Further the distinct colour pattern characteristic of these forms became discernible as the post-larvae grew to a size of 20-25 mm. The observations lend support for the consideration of these two forms as distinct spcdcs.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prawn; breeding; larval development; Macrobrachium equidens
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:290
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:27 Mar 2010 12:42
Last Modified:27 Mar 2010 12:42

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