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
ID Code:6487
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Nov 2010 14:37
Last Modified:26 May 2012 10:41

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