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Larval development of the Rock Oyster Saccostrea cucullata (von Born)

By P Sukumar and M Mohan Joseph


The development of artificially fertilised eggs of the rock oyster,\ud Saccostrea cucullata (von Born) was studied in the laboratory. The\ud morphological and behavioural characteristics of the developing larvae\ud were observed. A mixed diet of single celled algae consisting of Isochrysis\ud galbana and Tetraselmis gracilis was fed to the larvae. The larval\ud developmental stages observed include trochophore, D-veliger, late\ud veliger, umbone stage, pediveJiger and plantigrade

Topics: Edible oyster, Eggs and Larvae
Publisher: Asian Fisheries Society
Year: 1988
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