Seed Production of Commercially Important Portunid Crab, Charybdis Feriata (Linnaeus) | OMICS International | Abstract
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Research Article

Seed Production of Commercially Important Portunid Crab, Charybdis Feriata (Linnaeus)

P Soundarapandian1*, N Ilavarasan2, D Varadharajan1 and K Gangatharan1

1Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology,Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502. Tamil Nadu, India

2Department of Zoology, Government Arts College, Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author:
Soundarapandian P
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608502, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received date March 23, 2013; Accepted date April 23, 2013; Published date April 28, 2013

Citation: Soundarapandian P, Ilavarasan N, Varadharajan D, Gangatharan K (2013) Seed Production of Commercially Important Portunid Crab, Charybdis Feriata (Linnaeus). J Marine Sci Res Dev 3:120. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000120

Copyright: © 2013 Soundarapandian P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


To develop aquaculture activities mass seed production technology is essential. Hence in the present study an attempt was made to produce seeds in controlled condition. The complete larval development took a span of 22-26 days. According to Duncan’s multiple range test the larval duration is more or less same for I and III zoeal stages. Similarly II, IV, V and VI zoeal stages are also similar. However, I and III and II, IV, V and VI zoeal stages are significantly varied between each other. A maximum of 95% of survival was observed during the first zoeal stage and thereafter the survival was gradually decreased. The survival percentage shows that mortality was high in all zoeal and megalopa stages. The survival rate of zoeal and megalopal stages are significantly varied each other