Larval development of Acetes indicus H. Milne Edwards (Crustacea : Decapoda : Sergestidae) from Bombay waters

Pillai, V K (1973) Larval development of Acetes indicus H. Milne Edwards (Crustacea : Decapoda : Sergestidae) from Bombay waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 15 (2). pp. 587-595.

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Abstract

The sergestid shrimp, Acetes indicus H. Milne Edwards, contributes to a substantial percentage of the crustacean landings along the Maharashtra coast. Although much information on its distribution and fishery is available through the works of Kemp (1917) and Kuiyu (1966), the larval development of the species has not been worked out so far. The present paper describes the different larval stages of the species from egg through post larva. It is observed that the larva passes through 3 naupliar, 3 protozoeal, 1 mysis and 5 postlarval stages in the course of its development. A comparison of the diagnostic features of the different larval stages with the corresponding stages of other allied species has been given.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sergestid shrimp; Acetes indicus; crustacea; Maharashtra
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Decapods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:1570
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:26 Jul 2010 17:39
Last Modified:05 Jun 2012 10:04

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