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
ID Code:8848
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 09:40
Last Modified:14 Feb 2012 09:40

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