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|Title:||Sponge infestation on perna indica kuriakose and nair 1976 in experimental culture systems|
|Authors:||Kumar, P. Sunil|
|Abstract:||Infestation of the brown mussel, Perna Indica from Vizhinjam and Dalavapuram by the boring sponge was studied. Brown mussel from Vizhinjam recorded 23% infestation with Cliona lobata forming the dominant species (61%) followed by Cliona vastifica (26%), Cliona margaritifera (9%) and Cliona celata (4%). Brown mussel cultured in Dalavapuram recorded 18% infestation and the study revealed that Cliona vastifica is the only major pest in the area studied.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.40(5) [October 2011]|
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