Endangered, Vulnerable and Rare Estuarine Shellfishes of India

Suseelan, C and Nair, K Prabhakaran (1994) Endangered, Vulnerable and Rare Estuarine Shellfishes of India. In: Threatened fishes of India. Dehadrai, P V and Das, P and Verma, S R,(eds.) Natcon, pp. 237-251.

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Abstract

Estuaries and backwaters provide an ideal home for a variety of shellfish organisms. While some of the animals like clams, oysters, mud crabs and certain species of caridean prawns permanently inhabit this highly dynamic environment. many others utilise this area as their nursery or breeding ground. A number of commercially important penaeid prawns which contribute to the marine fisheries essentially spend their juvenile phase in brackishwater environments. Freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium migrate 10 estuaries to facilitate larval development.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Endangered; Vulnerable; Rare Estuarine Shellfishes; India
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7715
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:22 Feb 2011 17:11
Last Modified:22 Feb 2011 17:11

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