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Title: Aquaculture of Green Mussel Mytilus viridis L.: Spawning, Fertilization and Larval Development
Authors: Rao, K. Virabhadra
Kumari, L. Krishna
Qasim, S. Z.
Issue Date: Jun-1976
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Ripe mussels were induced to spawn under laboratory conditions by the application of thermal, mechanical and chemical stimuli. Spontaneous spawning was observed in both the sexes in summer months. The early cleavage of the fertilized eggs was traced and different stages of the larvae up to the settling stage were successfully reared in the laboratory. The larval characters were described for the first time to enable the identification of planktonic mussel larvae from the natural environment. In M. viridis, the rate of larval development was much faster than in the European species, M. edulis or in the Japanese species, M. crassitesta. The algal cultures of Tetraselmis gracilis and T. chui were used for feeding the developing larvae.
Page(s): 113-116
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.05(1) [June 1976]

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