Edible and ornamental gastropod resources

Appukuttan, K K and Ramadoss, K (2000) Edible and ornamental gastropod resources. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 525-535.



Out of 1900 species of gastropods catalogued from Indian waters, only 15 species are edible, while, a large numbers are commercially important ornamental /curios shells in handicraft trade. Sacred chank, top and turban shells are widely exploited from their distributional range. Their flesh and shell are in great demand. The paper reveals the commercial importance of gastropods in export and handicraft trade and gives the distribution details, abundance and habitat of ornamental gastropods along Indian coast. The paper reviews the status of molluscan shell handicraft trade in India and the potential for domestic and export trade.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Edible; ornamental gastropod; resources
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:4299
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 11:16
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 11:16

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