Population eruption of sunset shell Siliqua radiata (Linnaeus, 1758) along Versova beach in Mumbai

Sundaram, Sujit and Deshmukh, V D and Raje, S G (2010) Population eruption of sunset shell Siliqua radiata (Linnaeus, 1758) along Versova beach in Mumbai. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 52 (1). pp. 99-101.

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Abstract

Sudden population eruption of Siliqua radiata during monsoon months (June-August 2008) was observed along Versova beach in Mumbai. Relationship between shell length (SL) and total weight (TW) was TW = 0.0001137 * SL 2.67922, shell length (SL) and meat weight (MW) was MW = 0.0000237 * SL 2.91756. S. radiata had isometric growth. The average density was estimated as 14 per square meter and the biomass was 153 g.m-2. The proportion of meat was 60%. Analysis of meat showed high amount of heavy metals namely copper, cadmium and arsenic.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sunset shell; Siliqua radiata; heavy metal; Mumbai
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Mumbai
ID Code:5842
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:29 Oct 2010 16:52
Last Modified:29 Oct 2010 16:52

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