Change of form and dimensiolnal relationship in the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata from Gulf of Mannar

Alagarswami, K and Chellam, A (1977) Change of form and dimensiolnal relationship in the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata from Gulf of Mannar. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 24 (1&2). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

Samples of the pearl oyster, Pinctada fucatcl, collected frolm Tholayiram, Pulipundu and Kztdammthu paars in the Gulf of Mannar were andysed to study the relationsh'p among the linear dimensions, namely dolrsoventral measurement, hinge length, znteroposterior measurement and thickness. A change of form occum from ~ubqu~a~dirn~ thee young to oblong in the iMtul#t oyste,rs. The hinge length is about 1.22-1.26 timcs .the dorsoventral dimension in the youngest sizz group, but ~ h t hk a m e equal at a size of about 35 mm. The~reafter,t he doimoventral dimension is dways Erealter than the hinge I'ne.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:dimensiolnal relationship; pearl oyster; Pinctada fucata; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:795
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:02 Jun 2010 14:48
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 14:48

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