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The Growth and regeneration of an aquarium-held Spiny lobster, Panulirus polyphagus (Herbst) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palinuridae)

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Growth of spiny lobster, Panulirus polyphagus (Herbst) in captivity is reported. The lobster was maintained in the laboratory aquarium tank for 31 days during Which period it moulted t^Vice, the first moult occurring on the day following capture and the second moult after an interval of 29 days. Brief notes on the growth, regeneration of thes right antenna! ilagellum and the effect of regeneration on the growth of the lobster observed during the period are given.

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