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On the occurrence of mature specimens of Metapenaeus\ud burkenroadi Kubo in the Pulicat lake

By M S Muthu and P E Sampson Manickam


Mature females and males of Metapenaeus burkenroadi with fully developed\ud ovaries and petasmae were collected from the Pulicat lake in January\ud 1972. The possibility of their breeding inside the lake and the feasibility of\ud utilizing this species for culturing in the Pulicati lake are indicated. Some\ud morphological features of the specimens which are at variance with previous\ud descriptions of the species are pointed out

Topics: Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Publisher: CMFRI/ICAR
Year: 1973
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