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Title: Growth of hatchery raised banana shrimp Penaeus merguiensis (de Man) (Crustac:Decapoda) juveniles under different salinity
Authors: Saldahana, Christinta M
Achuthankutty, C T
Issue Date: Jun-2000
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: In order to optimise the conditions for improved production of the banana shrimp Penaeus merguiensis in the farms, effect of salinity on growth and survival was studied for 4 weeks using hatchery reared juveniles. Survival was very poor in salinity < 15 ppt. Weight progressively increased with increase in salinity to record a significantly high growth (P<0.05) in 40 ppt salinity (8.5 times the initial weight in 4 weeks). The results indicate that this species is suitable for cultivation in high saline waters.
Page(s): 179-180
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.29(2) [June 2000]

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