Vijayalakshmi, K and Radhakrishnan, E V (1996) Influence of size and maturity on food conversion efficiency in the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus). In: The Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum, Proceedings, 24-28 November, 1996, Kochi.
The effect of size and maturity on food conversion efficiency of the spiny lobster, Pur~rrlirrrsh onrcrrirs was studied using clam meat as feed. Rates of feeding. assiniilation, metabolism and conversion showed negative correlation with increase in size. Maximurii feeding rate of 254.87 j/ g/day was recorded in the smallest size group (l3.17g). Net energy conversion efficiency, excluding exuvia, was highest - 15.4% - in the smallest size group and decreased to 6.6% in the biggest size group (256.668). Considerable quantity of converted energy was lost as exuvia and the loss showed a positive correlation with increase in size. Total energy budget has been estimated for different size groups. Onset of maturity induces definitechanges in feeding, conversion and metabolic rates in P. homarus.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||size; maturity; food conversion efficiency; spiny lobster; Panulirus homarus|
|Subjects:||Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries|
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|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2010 16:17|
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