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dc.titleSOME STUDIES ON THE BIOLOGY OF THE MANGROVE BIVALVE, ENIGMONIA AENIGMATICA (CHEMNITZ)
dc.contributor.authorG. SUNDARI
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T04:07:53Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T04:07:53Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.citationG. SUNDARI (1989). SOME STUDIES ON THE BIOLOGY OF THE MANGROVE BIVALVE, ENIGMONIA AENIGMATICA (CHEMNITZ). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/166209
dc.description.abstractThe young purplish Enigmonia aenigmatica transferred onto leaves grew a golden yellow shell, while the yellow juveniles produce a purple shell when grown on other substrates besides the mangrove leaves. This provides evidence that the two colour morphs are not separate species. An analysis of the pigments found in the shell of both colour morphs indicates that the purple pigments are uroporphyrins. No pigments seemed to be present in the golden yellow shells. No byssus-drifting threads appear to be produced by the young adults of E. aenigmatica. The growth rates of these bivalves increased with a longer period of tidal submergence and the younger ones had a higher growth rate compared to the older ones.
dc.sourceCCK BATCHLOAD 20200327
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF ZOOLOGY
dc.contributor.supervisorJON BALDUR SIGURDSSON
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)
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