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Oyster Culture

Oyster Culture

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OYSTER CULTUREOYSTER CULTURE
 
INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION
Oysters are bivalve mollusks occurring worldwideOysters are bivalve mollusks occurring worldwidein temperate, subin temperate, sub--tropical and tropical seas.tropical and tropical seas.
 They are sedentary with pelagic larval stages. They are sedentary with pelagic larval stages.
 They are filter feeders, feed low in the food chain. They are filter feeders, feed low in the food chain.
 The oyster is a highly esteemed sea food and The oyster is a highly esteemed sea food andconsidered a delicacy in USA, Europe, Japan etc..considered a delicacy in USA, Europe, Japan etc..
In India there is a growing demand in some part of In India there is a growing demand in some part of the countries.the countries.
 
Contd..Contd..
Six species of edible oyster are mainly culture inSix species of edible oyster are mainly culture inIndiaIndia--
Crassostrea madrasensis Crassostrea madrasensis 
 ²  ² 
Indian backwater oyster.Indian backwater oyster.
Crassostrea rivularis Crassostrea rivularis 
 ²  ²C
hinese oyster.
C
hinese oyster.
Crassostrea graphoides Crassostrea graphoides 
 ²  ²
est
C
oast oyster.
 W 
est
C
oast oyster.
accostrea cucullata 
accostrea cucullata 
 ²  ² 
Indian rock oyster.Indian rock oyster.
axostrea cucullata 
axostrea cucullata 
 ²  ²B
ombay oyster.
B
ombay oyster.
Hy 
 potissa h 
  y 
otis 
Hy 
 potissa h 
  y 
otis 
 ²  ²G
iant oyster.
G
iant oyster. Among these, the first 4 species are having commercial Among these, the first 4 species are having commercialimportance.importance.

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