Studies on the reproductive biology of the brown prawn Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius, 1798) along the Kakinada coast

Rao, G Sudhakara (1989) Studies on the reproductive biology of the brown prawn Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius, 1798) along the Kakinada coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 36 (2). pp. 107-123.

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    Abstract

    Five ovarian maturation stages are recognised in Metapenaeus monoceros. Males and females attain size at first maturity at 96 and 116 mm total length (TL) respectively. Each female spawns at least four times in its life time with an interval of about 2 months between successive spawnings. After attaining maturity, males are sexually active throughout their life. Spwaning season is prolonged extending from January to October. The following linear relationships are obtained between fecvmdity and total length/ total weight/ovary weight.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: reproductive biology; brown prawn; Metapenaeus monoceros; Kakinada coast
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 11:14
    Last Modified: 29 Mar 2010 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/305

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