Euphausiacea from Indian seas: systematics and general considerations

Sebastian, M J (1966) Euphausiacea from Indian seas: systematics and general considerations. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea, Part 1; MBAI, 12-16 January 1965, Ernakulam.



Taxonomic studies on the Euphausiacea collected from the Laccadive-Maldive and adjoining regions of the Indian Ocean are carried out. Twenty-three species of euphausilds are recorded from this locality with suitable remarks on their biology and keys for their identification. The classification of this order is at present chiefly based on the male copulatory organ, the antennule and the elongated thoracic limbs which are easily broken off on collection and preservation. Hence the ; identification of female specimens is not quite easy. An attempt is made here to assess the systematic significance of the thelycum. The thelyca of the common forms are described and figured.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Euphausiacea; Indian seas; Laccadive; Maldive
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2390
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 17:26
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