On a new species of Penaeid prawn of the genus Metapenaeus Wood Mason and Alcock, from the Andamans

Silas, E G and Muthu, M S (1974) On a new species of Penaeid prawn of the genus Metapenaeus Wood Mason and Alcock, from the Andamans. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 16 (2). pp. 645-648.

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Abstract

A new species of Metapenaeus Wood Mason and Alcock closely related to M. suluemis Racek and Dall, from which it differs in having distinctly different thelycum and petasma, is described from Port Blair, Andamans. The diagnostic characters are: distomedian lobes of petasma broadly triangular with apices barely projecting beyond anterior margin of distolateral projections ; anterior plate of thelycum tongue-like with raised parallel lateral margins, lateral plates of Uielycum flat, bounded posteriorly by two transverse protuberances bearing tufts of setae.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Port Blair; Metapenaeus; Wood Mason; Andamans;
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1379
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:23 Jul 2010 17:29
Last Modified:23 Jul 2010 17:32

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