Marine Crabs

Manisseri, Mary K and Radhakrishnan, E V (2003) Marine Crabs. In: Status of Exploited Marine Fishery Resources of India. Mohan Joseph, M and Jayaprakash, A A,(eds.) CMFRI, Cochin, pp. 188-194. ISBN 81-901219-3-6



Marine crabs are one of the valuable seafood items of great demand both in the domestic market and the export industry of India. Although there are about 600 species of crabs recorded from Indian waters, those commonly used for food belong to 3 families: Calippidae, Portunidae and Grapsidae. Of these, Portunidae includes the commercially important marine species such as Portunus sanguinolentus, P. pelagicus, Charybdis feriatus, C. annulata and C.natator. The country has a good fishery for marine crabs.

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Crustacean Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
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Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
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