A good nursery ground for tiger prawns located in Kerala

Suseelan, C and Kathirvel, M (1979) A good nursery ground for tiger prawns located in Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 12 . pp. 8-9.



The green tiger prawn Penaeus semisulcatus de Haan is one of the large growing species of penaeid prawns occurring in Indian waters. It grows to a maximum size of 250 mm and has been reported from all along the west and east coasts. The occurrence of juveniles in large numbers in Ashtamudi badcwaters would suggest that it is an ideal nursery ground for this species. In Cochin backwaters this species occurs during December to May/June when the salinity is high and in recent years there has been a steady increase in its abundance in the experimental as well as commercial catches. The copious existence of juvenile stages in these two major backwater systems indicate the possibility of the availability of a breeding stock of this species in the sea somewhere in the southern part of Kerala coast.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:green tiger prawn Penaeus semisulcatus; Ashtamudi backwaters of Kerala; juvenile stages of this species; production of prawns;
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4608
Deposited On:15 Sep 2010 16:34
Last Modified:15 Sep 2010 16:34

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