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

    • Fulltext


        Click here to view fulltext PDF

      Permanent link:

    • Keywords


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

    • Abstract


      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.

    • Author Affiliations


      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
    • Dates


© 2021-2022 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.