Note on an abnormality in the penaeid prawn Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricus

George, M J (1963) Note on an abnormality in the penaeid prawn Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 5 (1). pp. 145-146.


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Abnormalities extending more or less to hermaphroditism have been observed in the Decapoda by several authors. A number of the pandalid prawns are normally protandrous hermaphrodites. Among records of ,nonfunctional hermaphrodites either with internal organs only affected or with both internal and external modifications, the observations of Hay (1905) in the crayfish Cambarus sp., Ridewood (1909) in Homarus vulgaris, Marshall (1902) in the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus, Matsumoto (1955) in the crab Potamon dehaani, Gordon (1957) in the lobster Homarus gammarus and Hartnoll (1960) in the spider crab Hyas coarctatus, may be mentioned.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decapoda; hermaphroditism; crayfish; Hyas coarctatus; penaeid prawn; Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricus
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 11:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:13

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