Ramadoss, K (2003) Gastropods. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 203-210. ISBN 81-901219-3-6


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Gastropods occupy an important place in the commercial shell-craft industry. Approximately 80,000 species of these snails live on land, in freshwater and sea. The marine gastropod resources in India comprise a variety of species and are exploited regularly for various purposes. This exploitation goes unnoticed in several places because it constitutes a very minor fishing when compared to other fishery resources. Many of these gastropods are exploited for food, at the same time the beautiful shape and colour of the shells have attracted and aroused the imagination of man to use them for ornamental purpose also. The shells are used in making ornaments and curios of different shapes and sizes. They are being used whole or cut into pieces of desirable shapes during processing.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastropods
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
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Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2010 11:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05

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