Larval rearing and spat production of the great clam, Meretrix meretrix (Linnaeus)

Narasimham, K A and Muthiah, P and Gopinathan, C P and Gandhi, A D (1988) Larval rearing and spat production of the great clam, Meretrix meretrix (Linnaeus). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 35 (2). pp. 107-112.

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Abstract

The venerid clam Meretrix meretrix (Linnaeus) was spawned in the laboratory and for the first time the eggs were reared successfully through various stages to spat. Setting was observed on day 7 and day 10 after fertilization and was mostly completed by day 9 and 12 respectively in the two experiments. The clam seed attained an average length of 2.895 mm and height of 2.475 mm on day 75. During the rearing experiments the haptophycean flagellate, hochrysis galbana was given as food. In the light of the results obtained here the thrust areas for standardising the procedures in the hatchery production of the seed of M. meretrix are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Larval rearing; spat production; clam; Meretrix meretrix
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:326
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:05 Apr 2010 11:27
Last Modified:05 Apr 2010 11:27

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