Larval development — Penaeus monodon Fabricius

Silas, E G and Muthu, M S and Pillai, N N and George, K V (1979) Larval development — Penaeus monodon Fabricius. CMFRI Bulletin, 28 . pp. 2-11.



Penaeus monodon, the giant tiger prawn, has spawned in the Narakkal Prawn Culture Laboratory of the CMFRI and larvae have been reared to the juvenile stage. At a rearing temperature of 26.5°C to 28.5°C the nauplii hatched out of the eggs 16-17 hours after spawning; the nauplius stage lasted 40-55 hours; the duration of protozoea stage was 4i-6 days and the mysis stage lasted for 3-6 days. The larve passed through 6 nauplius, 3 protozoea and 3 mysis substages before becoming postlarva 1. The detaile:! structure of the larval substages is described and illustrated in this paper.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Larval development; penaeus monodon
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries > Fish biology
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Marine Biology > Biology
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:581
Deposited On:14 May 2010 17:46
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