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Title: Role of salinity on food conversion efficiency and growth in juvenile penaeid shrimp Metapenaeus dobsoni (Crustacea/Arthropoda)
Authors: Fernandes, Brenda
Achuthankutty, C T
Issue Date: Mar-1997
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Growth parameters of juvenile Metapenaeus dobsoni, fed with fresh squid meat were estimated in 5, 15, 25 and 35 ppt salinities for 4 weeks. Although no significant differences were noticed in food ingestion rates, higher body weight (68.9% over initial weight) was recorded in 5 ppt salinity. Moulting frequency and intermoult period did not vary with variation in salinity. However, gross growth efficiency (K1=76.1%) and net growth efficiency (K2=82.5%) values were high and food conversion ratio (FCR=1.31) was low in 5 ppt salinity suggesting that this is the ideal medium for growth of juveniles of this species.
Page(s): 31-34
URI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/36121
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.26(1) [March 1997]

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