ON THE FISHERY AND BIOLOGY OF THE CRAB PORTUNUS SANGUINOLENTUS (HERBST) ALONG THE SOUTH KANARA COAST


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  • K K Sukumaran Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.
  • K Y Telang Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.
  • D Thippeswamy Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

Abstract

The fishery of the crab Portunus sanguinolenttis along the South Kanara
coast extends generally from, December to May. The catches of the species at
Mangalore during 1979-80, 1980-81 and 1981-82 are estimated respectively at
102.3 t, 100.2 t and 57.0 t. The catches at Malpe during 1980-81 and 1981-82
are at 65.9 t and 44.1 t, respectively. The carapace-width-body-weight relationship
does not differ between sexes. Spawning takes place throughout the season, with
peaks in February and April-May. Males are in excess of females, differing though
not significantly from the expected 1 : 1 ratio. Fecundity is estimated to be ranging
between 0.03 million (in a specimen of 83-mm carapace width) and 0.07
million (in a specimen of 113-mm carapace width), suggesting a positive relationship
between size and fecundity. The L^, and e"'' values are found respectively
at 173 mm and 0.7 in males and 163 mm and 0.75 in females

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K K Sukumaran, Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

K Y Telang, Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

D Thippeswamy, Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre, Mangalore 575001.

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Sukumaran, K. K., Telang, K. Y., & Thippeswamy, D. (2011). ON THE FISHERY AND BIOLOGY OF THE CRAB PORTUNUS SANGUINOLENTUS (HERBST) ALONG THE SOUTH KANARA COAST. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 33(2), 188–200. Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/10895

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