Notes on a collection of Penaeid prawns from the Andamans

Silas, E G and Muthiah, C (1976) Notes on a collection of Penaeid prawns from the Andamans. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 18 (1). pp. 78-90.


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There is little information on the penaeid prawns of the inshore waters, backwater creeks and mangrove swamp areas of the Andaman Islands. This report records the occurrence of 16 species of penaeid prawns collected mainly during a survey conducted by one of the authors (E.G.S.) from the Middle Andamans. Thirteen out of 16 species collected, are new records for the Andaman-Nicobar Islands. The clinal differences observed in some of the species such as Metapenaeus dobsoni and Parapenaeopsis cornuta are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metapenaeus dobsoni; Parapenaeopsis cornuta; Andamans; Penaeid prawns
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 05:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12

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