Biology of Mactra violacea (Gmelin 1791) from Kerala, south-west coast of India

Laxmilatha, P and Surendranath, V G and Sivadasan, M P (2010) Biology of Mactra violacea (Gmelin 1791) from Kerala, south-west coast of India. Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Series (203). pp. 18-19.

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    Abstract

    The surf clam Mactra violacea (commonly known as violet trough shell), is distributed all along the sandy beaches of north Kerala. It occurs in the surf zone, upto 75-100 m depth. It is a large clam (upto 80 mm) with high meat content and nutritive value which is collected and consumed by the local people. The biology of the surf clam was studied to understand its growth, edibility and potential for mariculture.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Biology; Mactra violacea
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 09:07
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:38
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6487

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