On the scarlet shrimp Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus (Johnson) caught from the continental slope off Trivandrum, southwest coast of India - an indication of a potential deep-sea prawn resource

Suseelan, C and George, K C (1990) On the scarlet shrimp Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus (Johnson) caught from the continental slope off Trivandrum, southwest coast of India - an indication of a potential deep-sea prawn resource. In: Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 5-7 June 1989, Kochi.

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Abstract

The Scarlet shrimp Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus (Johnson) is one of the larger species of the family Aristeidae known to be widely distributed in the continental slopes of the tropical and subtropical belt of the Atlantic and also reported from the Indo-West Pacific oceans. It contributes to commercial fisheries in some areas along the West African coast. The present communication deals with the occurrence of this species in Bobbin Trawl operations off Trivandnim at 876-976 m depth in the latter half of January, 1985. This is the first authentic report of the species from the Indian seas. While the catch in terms of quantity may not be significant, it is felt that it is indicative of the presence of a larger population, which might sustain a commercial fishery of this jumbo sized prawn. Taxonomy, distribution and available information on the existing commercial fisheries of the species are given.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:scarlet shrimp; Plesiopenaeus edwardsianus; continental slope; Trivandrum; deep-sea prawn
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:5272
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2010 16:09
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