The biology and management of size variation Academic Article uri icon


  • The wide range ofsizes that develops in prawn populations and particularly in the males is a very typical characteristic of Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture and a major obstacle to increased profitability. Prawn prices are size dependent and those below a minimal size are often used as bait for fish or are discarded by the growers. Male populations are bior multi- modal and positively skewed, comprising a large fraction of small, unmarketable individuals and a fraction of large prawns. Early workers recognised obvious but only superficial …

publication date

  • January 1, 2010