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View the PDF document Aspects of the biology of Thalassina anomala (Herbst)
Author:Pillai, Gunasagaran.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Award: M.Sc.
Subject: Lobsters--Fiji, Thalassina anomala--Fiji
Date: 1982.
Call No.: pac QL 444 .M33 P5
BRN: 8407
Copyright:Over 80% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Aspects of the biology and environmental ecology of ThoLossLna onomalo (Herbst), the mudlobster, locally called "mana", are presented. The study defines the range of d i s t r i b u t i o n of the mudlobster in relation to environmental f a c t o r s . The morphological adaptations for a burrowing mode of l i f e are discussed. Aspects of i t s life history, including larval l i f e , are described. Finally, the socio-economic significance of the mudlobster in Fijian fishery and local t r a d i t i o n s are discussed.
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