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Larval development — Penaeus monodon Fabricius

By E G Silas, M S Muthu, N N Pillai and K V George


Penaeus monodon, the giant tiger prawn, has spawned in the Narakkal Prawn Culture Laboratory of \ud the CMFRI and larvae have been reared to the juvenile stage. At a rearing temperature of 26.5°C to \ud 28.5°C the nauplii hatched out of the eggs 16-17 hours after spawning; the nauplius stage lasted 40-55 \ud hours; the duration of protozoea stage was 4i-6 days and the mysis stage lasted for 3-6 days. The larve \ud passed through 6 nauplius, 3 protozoea and 3 mysis substages before becoming postlarva 1. The detaile:! \ud structure of the larval substages is described and illustrated in this paper

Topics: Fish biology, Prawn and Prawn fisheries, Biology
Publisher: CMFRI
Year: 1979
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.cmfri.org.in:581

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