GROWTH OF PENAEUS MONODON FABRICIUS, 1798, IN POND CULTURE (DECAPODA, PENAEIDAE) BY K.J. JONG, K. H. KOU and S. N. CHEN Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China Quantitative descriptions of prawn growth are important for fisheries and aquaculture management. The Black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798, has been cultured and studied for a long time (Anonymous, 1932). However, adequate quantitative descriptions of its complete growth are still not available. Such descriptions are particularly important for the culture of broodstock. Studies on the growth of the commercially most exploited penaeid prawns were made with tagging methods of wild populations in the sea. (e. g. Penn, 1975; Kirkwood & Somers, 1984; Dredge, 1990; Somers & Kirkwood, 1991). Menz & Blake (1980) estimated the growth of P. vannamei Boone, 1931 by tagging prawns cultured in experimental ponds. As for P. monodon, non-aggre- gating habit (Liao, 1977; Somers et al., 1987) may make it difficult to have its growth estimated (Su, 1988). Although individual prawns grow in a step-wise fashion, a continuous model such as that of von Bertalanffy, has generally been considered to be the most appropriate means of describing growth at the population level
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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