An ancient window pane oyster bed in Goa with Comparative notes on the oyster in an extant bed

Thomas, P A and Thanapati, V (1980) An ancient window pane oyster bed in Goa with Comparative notes on the oyster in an extant bed. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 27 (1&2). pp. 54-60.

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Abstract

A bsd consisting of a liTge quantity of semifossdlised shells of window pane oyster Placenta placenta (Linn.) was discove,red accidently in a paddy field by the side of the river Mandovi '.n Goa. Subsequent investigations lead to the conclusion that there was a flourishing population of window pane oyster in this rrea prior to the 16th century, and that this rich population perished subsequently as a result of indiscriminate intervention by way of reclamation. This population is compared with that which exiists ft present in the Zuari estuary of Goa. Attempts are also m de to compare the incidence and distribution of .boring sponges among the window pane oyster, both ancient and extant.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:window pane oyster bed; Goa; oyster
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:622
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:24 May 2010 12:58
Last Modified:24 May 2010 12:58

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