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. 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-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 11:41
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:45
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/7715

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