Exploitation of windowpane oyster Placuna placenta (Linnaeus)

Dharmaraj, S and Sreenivasagam, M K (2002) Exploitation of windowpane oyster Placuna placenta (Linnaeus). Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 174 (174). p. 9.


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Exploitation of molluscs, producing marine pearl was done for the collection of natural / cultured pearls only, whereas, the exploitation of windowpane oyster was mostly for their shells. The pearls obtained from wiiidowpane oyster, Placuna placenta were mostly ivory or white in colour and small in size. The translucent shells are commercially and economically important in shell craft industry. Hence they are exploited in large quantities from the east and west coast of India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: molluscs; Placuna placenta
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 06:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/3042

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