Indian Marine Molluscs

Appukuttan, K K (1998) Indian Marine Molluscs. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). CIFT, Cochin, pp. 29-33.


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Molluscs are soft-bodied non-segmented invertebrates, popularly known as shellfish, though not a fish in the strict sense. The soft body of molluscs is protected by an outer casing, usually hard, composed of calcareous material without an internal skeleton. In cephalopods viz. squid, cuttlefish and octopus, an internal skeleton is present. Almost 600 million years back, during Cambrian period, these animals appeared on earth and it was in 1757 that Linaaeus first clamifled them under molluscs.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Molluscs; Indian Marine Molluscs
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
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Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 23:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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