Growth parameters in the cultured green mussel Perna viridis L. from the Zuari Estuary, Goa

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dc.contributor.author Rivonker, C.U.
dc.contributor.author Sreepada, R.A.
dc.contributor.author Parulekar, A.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-06T10:23:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-06T10:23:11Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.22; 72-74p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2762
dc.description.abstract Growth parameters for both length and weight were estimated in the raft-grown population of Perna viridis. The asymptotic length (L approaches infinity) and weight (W ) were computed to be 85 mm and 34.37 g respectively. Theoretical length and weight computEd. by applying Von Bertalanffy's equation did not show significant deviation from the observed values. Specific growth rate (SGR) was calculated, by using the values of shell-length, varied from 0.74 to 138.52%. SGR maxima was observed during the initial phase of growth implying that it was mainly due to high rate of metabolism. Growth expressed in terms of shell length showed significant positive correlation with chl-a and dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration, whereas, salinity showed inverse relationship. In contrast, growth expressed in terms of weight was significantly influencEd. by chl-a and DO. It was also observed that chl-a either singly or in combination with particulate organic matter had significant effect on growth
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, New Delhi
dc.rights Copyright [1993]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject mussel culture
dc.subject raft culture
dc.subject length-weight relationships
dc.subject chlorophylls
dc.subject dissolved oxygen
dc.subject hydrography
dc.subject correlation analysis
dc.title Growth parameters in the cultured green mussel Perna viridis L. from the Zuari Estuary, Goa
dc.type Journal Article


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