Larval development - Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius)

Mohamed, K H and Muthu, M S and Pillai, N N and George, K V (1979) Larval development - Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius). CMFRI Bulletin, 28 . pp. 50-59.

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Abstract

Me/apenaews monoce/'os was reared from the egg to the postlarval stage in the laboratory at Narakkal. At the rearing temperature of 25.2° C to 27.0° C the viable eggs take 15-17 hours to hatch out; the duration of the nauplius stage is 44 to 60 hours; the protozoea takes 5 i to 7 i days to develop to mysis I; the mysis stage lasts for 9 to 12 days. Complete development from egg to post larva I takes 17 to 23 days. The larvae pass through 6 nagplius substages, 3 protozoea substages, and 6 mysis substages before reaching post larva I. All the larval stages are described and illustrated in detail and connpared with the earlier larval descriptions on this species.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Larval development; Metapenaeus monoceros
Subjects:Eggs and Larvae
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:672
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:26 May 2010 17:22
Last Modified:26 May 2010 17:22

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