Commercially exploited edible bivalves off Mumbai

Sundaram, Sujit and Deshmukh, V D (2011) Commercially exploited edible bivalves off Mumbai. Fishing Chimes, 31 (5). pp. 23-24.


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Bivalves are benthic molluscs occurring in intertidal to subtidal areas. In the food chain they feed low, mainly on plankton and detritus, which are abundantly available in the natural waters circulated by the tides . . Many species of bivalves occur abundantly along the Indian coast of which at least 50 species are commercially important. Edible oysters, clams, cockles, mussels and scallops are the prime groups, which contribute towards the fishery in the marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bivalves; Mumbai; mollusc; India; edible bivalves
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51

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