Distribution of palinurid and scyllarid lobsters in the Indian Ocean

Raghu Prasad, R and Tampi, P R S (1968) Distribution of palinurid and scyllarid lobsters in the Indian Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 10 (1). pp. 78-87.

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    Abstract

    Ocean the need for compiling information on the distribution of the various species of adult lobsters recorded from the region was felt. Further, the increasing demand for lobster tails and consequent stepping up in the commercial exploitation of lobsters necessitate a study of the geographical distribution of the various species which constitute the fishery. Identifying phyllosoma larvae is an extremely difficult task. Two ways this could be achieved are by rearing them in the laboratory or by a process of elimination based on the knowledge of the geographical distribution of the adults. While identification by the latter procedure will still be provisional the former will give more precise data. Based on rearing work the authors (see Prasad and Tampi, 1957, 1959a and 1960) have already described the phyllosoma of four species viz., Thenus orientalis, Scyllarus sordidus, Panulirus ornatus and P. homarus (as P. burgeri). On account of great difficulties in rearing all the known species in the laboratory it was thought that the unknown types of larvae could be tentatively assigned to different species on the basis of the distribution of the adults. Therefore, data on the distribution of the species of adult palinurids and scyllarids recorded from the Indian Ocean region, at present lying scattered, have been brought together here.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Thenus orientalis; Scyllarus sordidus; Panulirus ornatus: P. homarus; P. burgeri
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
    Crustacean Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 06:48
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/1532

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