A note on spat settlement and growth of the pearl oyster Pinctada chemnitzii (Philippi) in Kakinada bay

Abdussamad, E M and Achayya, P and Somayajulu, K R (1998) A note on spat settlement and growth of the pearl oyster Pinctada chemnitzii (Philippi) in Kakinada bay. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series . pp. 8-9.

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Abstract

Pearl oyster Pinctada chemnitzii, belonging to the family Pteriidae has been reported from Kakinada Bay. They are found in the coarse sandy-mud bottom at 0.3 to 3.0 m depth range towards eastern side of the Bay near Hope Island, attached to dead wlndowpane oyster shells. The population biomass the species in the Bay has been estimated to be 314 tonnes. Detailed study on the biology including spat settlement of the species is lacking. In the present study the spat settlement and growth of P. chemnitzii in Kakinada Bay is dealt with.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pearl oyster; spat; spat settlement; Pinctada chemnitzii; Kakinada
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
CMFRI-Kakinada
ID Code:4548
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 10:06
Last Modified:07 Oct 2010 16:59

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