The reproductive cycle of Katelysia opima was studied for a 1-year period by monthly observation of gonadal changes. The gonadal maturation is dependable on the environmental factors and availability of food material. Clams become sexually mature at different ages and sexual maturity is a function of size rather than of age. K. opima was located at the intertidal zone of estuary.On the account of present investigation, the clam K. opima breeds twice in a year.
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Author Name: Santosh Kamble and Deepak Muley
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Keywords: K. opima, Kalbadevi estuary, gonadal development, mollusks, gamatogenesis.