Seasonal variability in the condition of the Wedge clam, Donax incarnatus (Gmelin)

Thippeswamy, S and Mohan Joseph, M (1988) Seasonal variability in the condition of the Wedge clam, Donax incarnatus (Gmelin). The First Indian Fisheries Forum. Proceedings . pp. 247-249.

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Abstract

Variations in the condition of Donax incarnatus (Gmelin) inhabiting Panambur beach sand were followed for one year. The highest condition indices were in March (9.4) and September (8.~) and the lowest in January (3.5). Seasonal fluctuations in condition were probably related to cycles of gonadal growth and spawning. Based on the data, the best period for commercial exploitation appears to be during March and September.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seasonal variability; Wedge clam; Donax incarnatus
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7469
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 11:33
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 11:33

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