Biology of Acetes indicus Milne Edwards in Bombay waters

Deshmukh, V D (2002) Biology of Acetes indicus Milne Edwards in Bombay waters. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 49 (4). pp. 379-388.


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Biology of Acetes indicus was investigated from coastal waters of Bombay during January 1981 to March 1983. Total length of males and females ranged between 8-25 and 8-36 mm respectively, exhibiting growth rates of 6.02 and 5.83 mm per month. The lifespan of the species was 4-6 months. The lengthweight relationship was LogW=1.9925 + 2.9698 LogL for the males and females together. The relationship between total length and carapace length was calculated as C = 0.3828 + 0.2185L. The species subsists mainly on detritus and planktonic organisms by filter feeding mechanism. The size at first maturity was 14-15 mm for males and 17 mm for females. It breeds throughout the year with peak during September- January period. The sex ratio exhibited dominance of males until 20-21 mm size and females thereafter. Fecundity has been estimated to be 4,333-10,300 for females in the size range 19-33 mm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fisheries Biology;Acetes
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 10:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05

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