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