Effects of microalgal diets on larval growth and survival of Paphia malabarica chemnitz

Gireesh, R and Gopinathan, C P (2008) Effects of microalgal diets on larval growth and survival of Paphia malabarica chemnitz. Aquaculture Research, 39 . pp. 552-556.

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Abstract

The effects of food availability on the larval growth and survival of Paphia malabarica were studied in two experiments by feeding the larvae with six algal diets. Newly hatched larvae of P. malabarica were fed with six different marine microalgae species, singly and in a combination of two species. The best growth was with Isochrysis galbana and Nannochloropsis salina as a single species of diet. The nutritional value of single-species diets was in the order of N. salina, I. galbana, Dicrateria inornata, Chaetoceros calcitrans,Tetraselmis gracilis and Dunaliella salina. Of the mixtures tested, 50% I. galbana/50% N. salina supported growth and metamorphosis equivalent to those of the I. galbana control.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microalgal diets; larval growth; survival; Paphia malabarica chemnitz
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Eggs and Larvae
Algae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Physiology and Nutrition Pathology
ID Code:5910
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:01 Nov 2010 18:04
Last Modified:01 Nov 2010 18:04

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