Larval feed preference of the estuarine edible portunid crab Thalamita crenata (Laterille)


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  • J Godfred Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Parangipettai - 608 502, India
  • A Veera Ravi Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Parangipettai - 608 502, India
  • T Kannupandi Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Parangipettai - 608 502, India

Abstract

The feed preference of the larvae of estuarine edible portunid crab Thalamita crenata was studied by feeding six different live feeds like Skeletonema sp., Chaetoceros sp.,Artemia nauplii and rotifer individually and in combination. Zoea I, II and III showed significantly higher survival rate than other stages. High survival was obtained with the combination of Artemia nauplii and rotifer (Brachionus plicatilis) but larvae fed with Chaetoceros sp. resulted in high mortality. The results are discussed in the light of previous study

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  • J Godfred, Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Parangipettai - 608 502, India
    Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology,
    Parangipettai - 608 502, India
  • A Veera Ravi, Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Parangipettai - 608 502, India
    Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology,
    Parangipettai - 608 502, India
  • T Kannupandi, Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology, Parangipettai - 608 502, India
    Centre of Advanced study in Marine Biology,
    Parangipettai - 608 502, India

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Godfred, J., Ravi, A. V., & Kannupandi, T. (2011). Larval feed preference of the estuarine edible portunid crab Thalamita crenata (Laterille). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 44(1), 69-74. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJF/article/view/8892