Captive behaviour of cephalopods

Anil, M K (2013) Captive behaviour of cephalopods. [Teaching Resource]


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    Cephalopods are the largest and most active invertebrates. India exports frozen cuttlefish and frozen squid to countries such as Japan, USA and the European Union. Cephalopods are unique because they have 85% protein by dry weight (16-21% by wet weight) and are considered a delicacy in seafood restaurants. Recent years have witnessed a significant amount of research interest in cephalopod culture and behaviour, in order to develop technology for commercial farming as well as to produce multiple laboratory generations for research in neurobiology and also to gather information for fishery management. In India, first major success in captive rearing studies of Cephalopod was achieved in 1999 with the cuttlefish Sepiella inermis at Tuticiorin Research Centre of CMFRI. Since then CMFRI has been working on squids, Uroteuthis (Photololigo) duvaucelii, Sepioteuthis lessoniana; cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis, and octopus Octopus dollfusi. However, research was mainly focused on the cuttlefish S. pharaonis and squid, S. lessoniana.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Captive behaviour; cephalopods
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Cephalopods
    Fishery biology
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 05:21
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:57

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