Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 1 Issue 2

On an abnormal egg of the Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea(Eschscholtz) with observations on hatching of the eggs.

G. Luther

An abnormal egg, more or less dumb-bell shaped (Fig. 1) was noticed in a
batch of about 120 turtle eggs collected from the beach at Vedalai near Mandapam (Gulf of Mannar) on 28-10-1959. On subsequent hatching it was found that they were of Lepidochelys olivacea olivacea (Esch).

Date : 30-12-1959