Fluctuation in calcium levels in the exoskeleton, Muscle and haemolymph of Penaeus indicus, cultivated In a brackishwater pond

Rao , P Vedavyasa and Diwan, A D and Kakati, V S (1982) Fluctuation in calcium levels in the exoskeleton, Muscle and haemolymph of Penaeus indicus, cultivated In a brackishwater pond. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 29 (1&2). pp. 160-167.

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Abstract

The calcium content in the exoskeleton of Penaeus indicus cultivated in a brackishwaterpond was found between 4 and 15%, which was low compared to other crustaceans. The haemolymph calcium was observed always at a higher level than the calcium in the pond water. Calcium content of pond water and haemolymph showed a direct relationship wiith the salinity. Relatively high levels of calcium in muscle and low levels in exoskeleton were observed in June, the probable reasons for this abrupt fall in the values are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Muscle and haemolymph; Penaeus indicus; brackishwater pond
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:522
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:13 May 2010 12:20
Last Modified:13 May 2010 12:20

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