Pathological manifestations of sponge infestation in Perna indica Kuriakose & Nair 1976

Sunil Kumar, P and Thomas, P A (2011) Pathological manifestations of sponge infestation in Perna indica Kuriakose & Nair 1976. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (2). pp. 278-280.

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Abstract

Pathological manifestations of bioeroding sponges on the brown mussel, Perna indica were studied. The major manifestation was blister formation (46.3%). Nacre erosis was observed in 7.6% of the total infested population. Bifacial porosis was noted in 19.1% of infested shells; discolouration of shell was observed in 19.8 % and melanosis in 13.1 % of the infested population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blister formation; brown mussel; melanosis; nacre erosis; sponge infestation
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Sponges
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 04:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8848

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