Studies on the female reproductive physiology of the prawn, Macrobrachium idella (Hilgendorf, 1898)

Joshi, V P (1990) Studies on the female reproductive physiology of the prawn, Macrobrachium idella (Hilgendorf, 1898). PhD thesis, Cochin University of Science and Technology.

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Abstract

The members of the genus Macrobrachium of family Palaemonidae, class Crustacea number over a hundred species in the world. Many of them are of high economic importance, both as items of food (source of protein) as well as cash crop, fetching good prices in the market. These prawns are widely distributed in tropical, subs tropical and temperate zones and are gaining more and more importance as culturable species. This is mainly due to their omnivorous habit, endurance to wide range of salinity and easy breeding in captivity. Modern farming of Macrobrachiurn had its humble birth in Penang, Malaysia in the early 1960's and in less than 15 years it has generated great world-wide interest. Many important research and development projects have been initiated in many countries (Ling, 1982). Ling has done the pioneering work of culture of Macrobrachiurn. Ling and Merican later (1961 )developed a method for larval rearing and seed production of M. rosenbergii. Subsequently extensive efforts have been made to develop the hatchery techniques and on culture aspects of M. rosenbergii (Ling, 1962, 1968, 1969a and b). Following the above works, Fujimura and Okamoto (1970) refined the technique of seed production and cultivation of M. rosenbergii. Malecha (1977) attempted cross-breeding of different strains of M. rosenbergii from different parts of United States of America. Dietz (1982) in his extensive studies on M. rosenbergii reported the impact of eyes talk ablation on the reproduction. Further Sandifer and Lynn (1980) in United States and Chow et al. (1982) in Japan have developed technique of artificial insemination in M. rosenbergii. At present the farming of M. rosenbergi, though on a small scale is established in Hawaii, Florida and California in U.S. and Indonesia, Malasia, Taiwan and Thailand in Asia.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor(s):Diwan, A D
Uncontrolled Keywords:female reproductive physiology; prawn; Macrobrachium idella
Subjects:Theses
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:7021
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Jan 2011 17:50
Last Modified:20 Jan 2014 14:11

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