Effect of diet on growth of the mud spiny lobster Panulirus polyphagus (Herbst, 1793) and the sand lobster Thenus orientalis (Lund, 1793) held in captivity

Kizhakudan, Joe K and Patel, S K (2011) Effect of diet on growth of the mud spiny lobster Panulirus polyphagus (Herbst, 1793) and the sand lobster Thenus orientalis (Lund, 1793) held in captivity. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (2). pp. 167-171.

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Abstract

Experiments were carried out to assess the effects of some natural diets on growth performance of the mudspiny lobster Panulirus polyphagus and the sand lobster Thenus orientalis reared in captivity. Both species showed better response to shelled molluscs. P. polyphagus fed with the gastropod Turbo sp., and T. orientalis fed with the clam Mercia opima showed better growth performance. The average daily growth of male and female P. polyphagus fed on Turbo sp. were 0.14 mm CL (0.47 g) and 0.12 mm CL (0.33 g), respectively. T. orientalis fed on fresh clam showed the highest average daily growth rate of 0.17 mm CL and 0.42 g. Analysis of Variance showed significant difference in growth increments (in terms of Carapace Length and Weight) in lobsters reared on different diets.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lobster; Panulirus polyphagus; Thenus orientalis; diet; growth
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Food and Feeding
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:8836
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 09:54
Last Modified:01 Jun 2012 13:47

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