Growth and biometric relationships of the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould) on transplanting from the Gulf of Mannar to the Arabian Sea

Mohamed, K S and Kripa, V and Velayudhan, T S and Appukuttan, K K (2006) Growth and biometric relationships of the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould) on transplanting from the Gulf of Mannar to the Arabian Sea. Aquaculture Research, 37 . pp. 725-741.

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Abstract

Comparative studies were made on the growth and biometric relationships of the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata (Gould) Tuticorin stock at (Tuticorin (TST) ^ parent stock) transplanted from the Tuticorin Bay (8.71N;78.21E) in the Gulf of Mannar along the Indian southeast coast to Kollam Bay (8.81N; 76.51E) in the Arabian Sea along the Indian southwest coast (Tuticorin stock at Kollam (TSK) ^ transplanted stock). At the time of transplantation, Kollam Bay did not have a native stock, however, within a year, the transplanted stock spawned and oyster spats were collected from within the farm (Kollam stock (KS) ^ progeny stock). The growth in dorso-ventral measurement and total weight in Kollam Bay was 1.4^1.6 times and 3.1to 6.8 times respectively greater than that observed at Tuticorin.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pinctada fucata; growth; biometry; transplant; Arabian Sea; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:5820
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 17:14
Last Modified:03 Nov 2010 17:14

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