Growth and biometric relationship of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould)

Chellam, A (1988) Growth and biometric relationship of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 35 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The Indian pearl oyster, Pinctadafucata (Gould) produced in the hatchery and grown at the protected farm at Tuticorin Harbour, attains a dorsoventral length of 47.0, 64.0 and 75.0 mm at the end of 12th, 24tb and 36th months and the corresponding averages in weight are 8.3, 31.6 and 45.4 g. The estimated von Bertalanffy growth parameters are £- oc a: 79.31 ram, K = 0.0757 per month and t^ = 0.44 months. Relationships between total weight, shell weight, flesh weight and dry weight of flesh and length with depth were found by least square techniques.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biometric relationship; pearl oyster; Pinctada fucata
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: 31 Mar 2010 07:19
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:06
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/320

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