Kuruma shrimp from bombay waters- a new resource

Aravindakshan, M and Karbhari, J P (1983) Kuruma shrimp from bombay waters- a new resource. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 47 . pp. 9-12.

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Abstract

Study of Penaeus japonicus ,favourite 'Kuruma shrimp' ,its fishery and biological aspects was undertaken based on the landings at Sassoon Dock. It is of major commercial importance in Japan. The annual catch per unit showed a maximum of 15.1 kg per unit in 1978 and minimum of 7.4 kg per unit in 1979. The sizes ranged from 110 mm to 225 mm, females as usual showed larger sizes. 240 specimens were examined to study about its food and showed that it was carnivorous and also bottom feeding. The sex ratio of females to males was 3:1. Mature male and female specimens were noticed in most of the catches and the spawning periods were found to be July, August and September.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bombay waters; kuruma shrimp; Penaeus Japonicus; Sassoon Dock; prawns
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:3532
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2010 15:36
Last Modified:20 Sep 2010 15:36

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