On Lithophaga (diberus) bisulcata a mytilid borer Causing damage to the commercially important Gastropod shells

Appukuttan, K K (1976) On Lithophaga (diberus) bisulcata a mytilid borer Causing damage to the commercially important Gastropod shells. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 23 (1&2). pp. 194-200.

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    Abstract

    Lithophaga (Dibeius) bisulcata d' Orbigny was found to bore into the gastropod shells, Xancus pynim (Linne) and Fasciolaria trapezium (Linne), causing good amount of destruction to the shells. The taxonomy, shell structure and the details of the burrowing habit of this species are discussed in detail. The present report of this species from the southeast coast of India is the first record of this species from Indian Ocean and it is for the first time reported to bore into Xancus and Fasciolaria. Since this borer causes damage to commercially important gastropod shells, much attention is paid to understand the details of boring mechanism. It is assumed that they make burrow initially by chemical means and later by mechanical rotating movement of the shell within the burrow.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Causing damage to the commercially important Gastropod shells
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 10:43
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:09
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/968

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