• Studies on life span, growth increments and energy budget of the freshwater snailPila globosa (Swainson) in an artificial pond

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      Pila globosa ; conversion rate; life-span; instantaneous growth rate; energy budget

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      Growth rate, instantaneous growth rate and energy budget ofPila globosa in an artificial pond were estimated using marking and recapture method. A decrease in growth rate and instantaneous growth rate were noticed with the increase in body weight. The life span ofP. globosa assessed was more than 4 years. The rates of feeding, absorption and metabolism of different weight-classes have also been studied.

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      M A Haniffa1 2

      1. Arulmigu Palaniandavar Arts College, Palni - 624 602, India
      2. P.G. Department of Zoology, Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirapalli - 620 020, India
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