VII Genus Macrobrachium Bate 1868

George, M J (1969) VII Genus Macrobrachium Bate 1868. In: CMFRI Bulletin No.14, Prawn fisheries of India. Jones, S,(ed.) CMFRI, Mandapam Camp, pp. 179-215.

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While distributed in most of the Indo-Pacific region the species belonging to this genus mostly inhabit freshwaters. Species like Macrobrachium rosenbergii, M. malcolmsonii, M. idae, M. mirabile, M. rude etc. however, are distributed in brackishwaters also. According to Tiwari (1955) there are alto- gether 34 species of this genus recorded from India. Among these, 14 are coastal species, several of which are known are to migrate to brackishwaters of the various river systems. Included in the first group are a few species which are commercially important, the most important of which are dealt with in detail below with reference to the existing knowledge about their biology and fishery.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Macrobrachium
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:600
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:22 May 2010 17:23
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