Invasion of Cliona margaritifera Dendy and C.lobata Hancock on the molluscan beds along the Indian coast

Thomas, P A and Ramadoss, K and Vincent, S G (1993) Invasion of Cliona margaritifera Dendy and C.lobata Hancock on the molluscan beds along the Indian coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 35 (1&2). pp. 145-156.

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Abstract

In the recent past the invasion of two new sponge pests Cliona margaritifera Dendy and C. lobata Hancock on the molluscan beds of the southwest coast of India is reported. These two new pests made their first appearance on cultured pearl oysters on raft at Vizhinjam in 1980 and thence started spreading to the economically important molluscan beds in and around Vizhinjam. The spreading of these pests along the southwest coast of India was rather fast and from this coast C. margaritifera could migrate to the raft-cultured pear! oysters at Tuticorin and C. lobata to the chank beds off Tbiruchendur (southeast coast) within two years i.e. by 1982.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:molluscan beds; Cliona margaritifera; Cliona lobata
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:785
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 10:19
Last Modified:03 Jun 2010 10:19
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