Reproductive biology of ridgeback shrimp Solenocera choprai (Decapoda, Penaeoidea, Solenoceridae) off Mangalore coast, south India

Dineshbabu, A P and Manisseri, Joseph K (2008) Reproductive biology of ridgeback shrimp Solenocera choprai (Decapoda, Penaeoidea, Solenoceridae) off Mangalore coast, south India. Fisheries Science, 74 . pp. 796-803.

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Abstract

The ridgeback shrimp Solenocera choprai has emerged as one of the important commercial species in 60–100 m depth zone off Karnataka coast, India, since 1993. Studies were conducted on S. choprai to understand its reproductive biology which can help in formulating policies for management of the species. The diagnostic features of reproductive morphology of the species were studied and illustrated in detail. Based on the coloration and size of the ovary and ova diameter variations, five stages of maturity in female S. choprai were identified. The mature ova are fully yolked with diameters between 0.24 and 0.35 mm. Size at maturity (50%) has been estimated at 54.5 and 66.5 mm total length (TL) in males and females, respectively. The gonadosomatic index (GSI) showed an increasing trend according to the advancement of maturity of the ovary, and monthly mean GSI showed a positive correlation with monthly percentage of spawners.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Reproductive biology; ridgeback shrimp; Solenocera choprai; Mangalore; fecundity; maturity
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Mangalore
ID Code:5795
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 15:15
Last Modified:13 Jul 2011 15:56

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