Taxonomy, Biology and Distribution of Deep Sea Shrimps

Chakraborty, Rekha D (2017) Taxonomy, Biology and Distribution of Deep Sea Shrimps. In: Training Manual on Species Identification. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 142-159. ISBN 978-93-82263-16-6

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    Abstract

    Shellfish systematics is the most unique one in fisheries science in view of its importance and implications in diversity. The systematic zoology is the science that discovers names, determines relationships, classifies and studies the evolution of living organisms. It is an important branch in biology and is considered to be one of the major subdivisions of biology having a broader base than genetics, biochemistry and physiology. The shellfish includes two highly diversified phyla i.e. phylum Arthropoda and phylum Mollusca. These two groups are named as shellfishes because of the presence of exoskeleton made of chitin in arthropods and shells made of calcium in molluscs. These two major phyla are invertebrates. They show enormous diversity in their morphology, in the habitats they occupy and in their biology. Phylum Arthropoda includes economically important groups such as lobsters, shrimps, crabs. Taxonomical study reveals numerous interesting phenomena in shellfish phylogeny and the study is most indispensable for the correct identification of candidate species for conservation and management of our fishery resources and aquaculture practices. On the whole taxonomic study on shellfishes furnishes the urgently needed information about species and it cultivates a way of thinking and approaching of all biological problems, which are much needed for the balance and well being of shellfish biology as a whole.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Deep Sea Shrimps
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
    Fish and Fisheries > Fish 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: 27 May 2017 05:40
    Last Modified: 27 May 2017 05:40
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11864

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