Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 52 Issue 1
Population eruption of sunset shell Siliqua radiata (Linnaeus, 1758) along Versova beach in Mumbai
Sujit Sundaram, V. D. Deshmukh and S. G. Raje
Sudden population eruption of Siliqua radiata during monsoon months (June-August 2008) was observed along Versova beach in Mumbai. Relationship between shell length (SL) and total weight( TW) was TW = 0.0001137 * SL 2.67922, shell length (SL) and meat weight (MW) was MW = 0.0000237 * SL 2.91756. S. radiata had isometric growth. The average density was estimated as 14 per square meter and the biomass was 153 g.m-2. The proportion of meat was 60%. Analysis of meat showed high amount of heavy metals namely copper, cadmium and arsenic.
Sunset shell, Siliqua radiata, heavy metal, Mumbai
Date : 20-09-2010