Gastropod predation on the sacred chank, Xancus pyrum in the Gulf of Mannar

Dharmaraj, S and Velayudhan, T S (2005) Gastropod predation on the sacred chank, Xancus pyrum in the Gulf of Mannar. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 186. pp. 14-15.

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Abstract

Gulf of Mannar, on the south-east coast of India, is rich in molluscan resources, chiefly the sacred chanks and pearl oysters. These populations in their natural habitat are subject to predation by gastropods, echinoderms and fishes. Serious damage was caused especially to bivalves in the natural habitat by the predatory gastropods like Cy~natiurn cingulatiunz and Murex virgineus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastropod; predation; sacred chank; Xancus pyrum; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 09:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4270

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