Ecophysiology of the edible oyster, Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston) from the Pulicat Lake, South India

Thangavelu, R (1983) Ecophysiology of the edible oyster, Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston) from the Pulicat Lake, South India. PhD thesis, Madras Christian College.

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Abstract

Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston) is a predominant species of oyster in the estuaries and backwaters of Kerala , Karnataka, Tamil Nadu apd Andhra Pradesh States in India (Plate.2). Hornell (1910) reported on the exploitation of C.madrasensis on the Pulicat lake and on the Ennore backwaters. In most of the areas, the oyster beds were destroyed by the shell gatherers for lime industry. Small scale exploitation of C.gryphoides is reported from the West Coast of India also from the States of Gujarat, Maharastra and Karnataka. The most important places where C. gryphoi~ is distributed and exploited are Satpati, Palghar, Navapur, Kalve on the Bombay coast, and Alibang, Jaytapur, Malwan, Karwar and Honavar, South of Bombay. C.cucullata (Born) inhabits mostly the rocky substratum on both the east and the west coasts. C.discoidea is distributed.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor(s): ,
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ecophysiology; edible oyster; Crassostrea madrasensis; Pulicat Lake
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
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Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:6943
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 12:40
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 13:54

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