Effect of lunar periodicity on the abundance of crabs from the Goa Coast

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dc.contributor.author Chatterji, A.
dc.contributor.author Ansari, Z.A.
dc.contributor.author Ingole, B.S.
dc.contributor.author Sreepada, R.A.
dc.contributor.author Kanti, A.
dc.contributor.author Parulekar, A.H.
dc.date.accessioned 1995-01-13T10:06:28Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-30T02:52:23Z
dc.date.available 1995-01-13T10:06:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-30T02:52:23Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, vol.23(3); 1994; 180-181
dc.identifier.issn 0379-5136
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/7500
dc.description.abstract Lunar periodicity showed a significant influence on the occurrence of edible crabs (@iPortunus pelagicus, Charybdis cruciata and Portunus sanguinolentus@@). High density of these crabs was recorded in the trawl catches during full moon and new moon. There was a strong seasonality in the occurrence of individual species. Total body weight revealed significant differences and higher values were recorded during new moon and full moon whereas, low values during intermediate phase. Similarly percentage of moisture and protein was higher during new moon and full moon and lower during intermediate phase, with the exception of @iP. sanguinolentus@@
dc.language en
dc.publisher CSIR-NISCAIR
dc.relation.ispartof Indian J Mar Sci
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Crustaceans
dc.subject.other marine crustaceans
dc.subject.other abundance
dc.subject.other moon phases
dc.subject.other diurnal variations
dc.subject.other Portunus pelagicus
dc.subject.other Charybdis cruciata
dc.subject.other Portunus sanguinolentus
dc.subject.other ISW, India, Goa
dc.title Effect of lunar periodicity on the abundance of crabs from the Goa Coast
dc.type Journal Article
dc.affiliation.author CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

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