On the unusual occurrence of penaeid eggs in the inshore waters of Madras

Subrahmanyam, C B (1965) On the unusual occurrence of penaeid eggs in the inshore waters of Madras. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 7 (1). pp. 83-88.

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    Abstract

    During one of the routine inshore plankton collections along the Madras coast, in the first week of February 1964, the tow net happened to sink down about 3 metres below the surface. The resulting haul consisted of an unprecedented number of penaeid eggs. On estimation a total of 3,00,000 eggs and 15,000 free nauplii were found to be present in that particular haul of 30 minutes duration. There appears to be no other report of such an abundance of penaeid eggs occurring in Indian waters, especially in the coastal waters of Madras. This phenomenal abundance of penaeid eggs is of considerable significance as regards the bionomics of Indian penaeid prawns. These eggs were transferred to fresh sea water and the progress of development was followed. The present brief report embodies the results obtained.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Penaeid eggs; inshore waters
    Subjects: Eggs and Larvae
    Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 10:57
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:09
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/870

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