Aspects of the biology and population dynamics of freshwater mussels in Lake Kariba and Lake McIlwaine

Stafford Kenmuir, D.H. (1980) Aspects of the biology and population dynamics of freshwater mussels in Lake Kariba and Lake McIlwaine. Kariba, Zimbabwe, Department of National Parks and Wild Life Management , 381pp. (Lake Kariba Fisheries Research Institute Project Report, 36)

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Abstract

The essential aim of this study was to provide a broad foundation of biological knowledge upon which a programme of mussel utilization and management could be built. Results of the study are presented in three main sections. Part 1 describes the stock of Lake Kariba and Lake McIlwaine; part 2 describes various aspects of the breeding biology of the three species; and part 3 presents the results of morphological, biochemical and age analyses - aspects which are used for initial standing crop and production calculations. The final discussion concludes the thesis with a general examination in ecological terms of the factors which have influenced the development and nature of the mussel faunas of the two lakes under consideration.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Aspects of the biology and population dynamics of freshwater mussels in Lake Kariba and Lake McIlwaine
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Stafford Kenmuir, D.H.
Series Name: Lake Kariba Fisheries Research Institute Project Report
Volume: 36
Number of Pages: 381
Date: July 1980
Publisher: Department of National Parks and Wild Life Management
Place of Publication: Kariba, Zimbabwe
Issuing Agency: Lake Kariba Fisheries Research Institute, Zimbabwe
Additional Information: Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, in the Department of Zoology of the University of Natal (South Africa)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zimbabwe; Lake Kariba; Lake McIlwaine; bivalvia; mussels; population dynamics; reproduction
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Environment
Limnology
Item ID: 8520
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 08:32
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 08:32
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8520

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