On the taxonomy, biology and fishery of the spiny lobster Jasus lalandei Frontalis (H. Milne-Edwards) from St.Paul and New Amsterdam Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean, with an annotated bibliography on species of the genus Jasus parker

Silas, E G (1967) On the taxonomy, biology and fishery of the spiny lobster Jasus lalandei Frontalis (H. Milne-Edwards) from St.Paul and New Amsterdam Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean, with an annotated bibliography on species of the genus Jasus parker. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Crustacea, Part 4, MBAI, 12-16 January 1965, Ernakulam.

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Abstract

During his participation in the Fifth Cruise of the U.S. Research Vessel ANION BRUUN in the Indian Ocean, the author was able to visit the remote island of New Amsterdam in the Southern Indian Ocean in April 1964, and make a collection of the spiny lobster Jasus lalandei Frontalis (H. Milne Edwards).* Recent work on the taxonomy of the genus Jasus Parker indicates the need for a reappraisal of the nomenclature, validity and status of the various nominal species described under the genus from the different geographical areas. In order to facilitate such work, a detailed description of the material collected is givtn here, along with the description of an early post-puerulus stage of this lobster from New Amsterdam Island. The phyllosoma larvae of Jasus collected off the islands of St. Paul and New Amsterdam are also described and illustrated. Comments on the distribution for the genus Jasus as well as the probable routes of dispersal of the larvae are also discussed. On the basis of the present study, a revised distributional map of the spiny lobsters of the world (Family Palinuridae) is given.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fishery; spiny lobster; Jasus lalandei Frontalis; Amsterdam islands; Indian Ocean
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2409
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 04:07
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