Inshore shrimps - Family, Genera and species of commercial importance in India

Pillai, S Lakshmi (2015) Inshore shrimps - Family, Genera and species of commercial importance in India. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    Crustaceans are important component of the marine ecosystem being food for several predatory fishes and are also valuable fishery resource in countries where they are fished on a commercial scale. Shrimps especially of the superfamily Penaeoidea (family Penaeidae) and Sergestoidea (family Sergestidae) are commercially exploited by different gears along the Indian coast from inshore waters. They contribute substantially to the crustacean landings of the country and the larger varieties - Fenneropenaeus indicus, F. merguiensis, F. pencillatus, Penaeus monodon and Penaeus semisulcatus are foreign exchange earners as they have good demand in the international market. Similarly Acetes spp. forms good fishery in the northwest and northeast coast of the country. They belong to the family Sergestidae and are small in size and usually dried or made into paste and used for local consumption and poultry/aquaculture feed preparation. Classification of organisms in an area is essential to estimate the quantum of biodiversity and make decisions on their management and conservation. Perez Farfante and Kensley (1997) have listed total of 401 species of shrimps of which 120 species have been recorded from Indian waters (inshore and deepsea together).

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Inshore shrimps; commercial important shrimps
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 06:14
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:01
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10415

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