On an experimental seed collection and field culture of king prawn, Penaeus latisulcatus

Kathirvel, M and Selvaraj, V (1987) On an experimental seed collection and field culture of king prawn, Penaeus latisulcatus. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 34 (4). pp. 365-373.


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Early juveniles of the King prawn, Penaeiis latisulcatus Kishinouye, were caught from the sandy barmouth area of Kovalam backwater, near Madras, during May-July 1986. These were successfully cultivated in an earthern pond at the Muttukadu Maricuiture Centre of the Institute for a period of 80 days supplementing backwater clam (Meretrix casta) for feed. Over this time the females were found grown up and with developing ovary. The size-frequency analysis of the juveniles obtained from the wild and those reared showed a grovrth of 29-30 mm per month. The hatchery-raised postlarvae of the species were reared on a diet of zooplankton (copepods, rotifers and freshwater cladocerans) and moUuscan meat (boiled flesh of clam and mussel). Those reared on copepod diet exhibited faster growth and those reared on a combination of zooplankton and molluscan meat exhibited higher survival.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prawn; Penaeus latisulcatus
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 05:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:06
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/362

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