Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 35 issue 1-2 (march-june 2020) : 18-25

Crayfish: A Culture Species for Freshwater Bodies

Rajeev Kumar Jha, Haig Babikian, Song Zeng Fu, Kristina, Sarayut Srisombat
1PT. Central Proteina Prima Tbk ., Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Submitted22-08-2020|

  • Accepted22-08-2020|

  • First Online 10-09-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP225

Cite article:- Jha Kumar Rajeev, Babikian Haig, Fu Zeng Song, Kristina, Srisombat Sarayut (2020). Crayfish: A Culture Species for Freshwater Bodies. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 35(1): 18-25. doi: 10.18805/BKAP225.
Crayfish, commonly known as freshwater lobster, have been scientifically distributed in three genuses, which are as follows: - Cumberfish, Oronectes and Phalisaberus. Crayfish breeding and rearing techniques in China and some Adapted and practiced in South-East Asian countries. The proper ratio of broodstock female and male is 3: 1. Adult males are comparatively larger than females. The mating season of crayfish is usually from May to September. Larvae are stored in cultured ponds. Crayfish are cultivated in paddy fields with carp fish or eel fish in lotus and polyculture. The size of crayfish transported to the market is 20–60h in a period of 3 to 7 months, and is sold alive in most markets. Productivity varies from 750h to 3,000h per ha depending on the type of farming. It is possible that the farmer can earn up to 7000 to 14,000 rupees per day.

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