Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 31 Issue 1&2

Observations on the breeding activity of cirriped crustaceans Octolasmis tridens and O.Warwickii.

R.Raghavan, S. Antony, Fernando and M. Venkataswamy

Observations were made on the breeding activity of Octolasmis tridens and O. warwkicii occurring in the Porto Novo waters for a period of one year. O. tridens exhibits continuous breeding activity almost throughout the monsoon months. Intensive breeding was observed during postmonsoon and summer months. The incidence of O. warwkkii breeding activity was continuous in all the months except February. Breeding was intense in March. The results are discussed in detail.

Date : 31-12-1989