Some aspects of relative growth in the Blue Swimming Crab Neptunus pelagicus (Linnaeus)

Raghu Prasad, R and Tampi, P R S (1954) Some aspects of relative growth in the Blue Swimming Crab Neptunus pelagicus (Linnaeus). Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India, 20 (2). pp. 218-234.

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    Abstract

    The Blue Swimming Crab, Neptunus pelagicus displays in some of its parts a marked sexual dimorphism (Prasad and Tampi, 1953) and, therefore, the authors felt that a study of the relative growth of such parts might be interesting. Further, as Weymouth and MacKay (1936) pointed out: "This method of analysis makes possible the detection of changes of form which occur at certain physiological epochs, notably that of attaining sexual maturity. In the crab, as in most in• vertebrates, growth continues although at a decreasing rate throughout life. Accordingly there is no final or definiti ve size or form as in man.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: relative growth; Blue Swimming Crab; Neptunus pelagicus
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 06:11
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/7202

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