Fishery and biology of the brown mussel, Perna indica Kuriakose & Nair

Appukuttan, K K and Nair, T Prabhakaran (1980) Fishery and biology of the brown mussel, Perna indica Kuriakose & Nair. CMFRI Bulletin, 29 . pp. 5-9.

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Abstract

On the culture ropes in the Vizhinjam Bay brown mussel show an average growth rate of 35 mm per year. In the open sea, mussels on ropes grow to 25 mm in 5 months. The weight increase is 9.29 g/annum in the bay and 9.72 g for 5 months in open sea. The condition index is maximum in August (i.e. before spawning). The spawning lasts from May to September, with a peak in - August.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brown mussel; Perna indica
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:683
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:26 May 2010 17:21
Last Modified:26 May 2010 17:21

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