Moulting cycle and growth of in the African river prawn Macrobrachium vollehovenil (Herklots 1857) (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) .

  • P J UDO
Keywords: Moulting, Growth, Macrobrachium

Abstract



The moult cycle in adults and juveniles of Macrobrachium vollenhovenii was investigated. Increase in length at moult calculated as growth factor (% increment in length) was 1.06 (21%) and 0.86 (12%) for juveniles and adults, respectively. Limb regeneration was found to accelerate the moulting process in the species. The aquacultural implications of these results are discussed.

Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Volume , No 1 January (2001) pp. 19-22

KEY WORDS:

Moulting, Growth, Macrobrachium
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