| || || Pillai, Gunasagaran.|
| || || Aspects of the biology of Thalassina anomala (Herbst) |
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Lobsters--Fiji, Thalassina anomala--Fiji
Call No.: Pac QL 444 .M33 P5
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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.