Seasonal Changes in Meat Weight and Biochemical Composition in the Black Clam Villorita Cyprinoides (Grey)
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Seasonal changes in meat weight and biochemical composition are associated with reproduction, storage and utilization of reserves. The main period of increase in biochemical constituents corresponds to gametogenesis and maturation of gonads just before breeding. Spawning, which is biannual in nature, produces a marked fall in the meat weight and biochemical composition. October to January appears to be the most suitable period for harvesting these clams.
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