A note on the capture of 'Giant Isopod', Bathynomus giganteus A. Milne Edwards, 1879 off Mangalore coast, India

Nayak, T H and Dineshbabu, A P and Zacharia, P U (2007) A note on the capture of 'Giant Isopod', Bathynomus giganteus A. Milne Edwards, 1879 off Mangalore coast, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 104 (3). pp. 369-370.

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Abstract

Isopods are a large, diverse order with ten named suborders and approximately 10,000species.They are found in all seas and at all depths, in fresh and brackish waters, and on land. The Giant isopod Bathynomus giganteus A. Milne Edwards, 1879(Richardson1905)is the largest marine isopod species recorded in the world. It is reported to occur in a wide depth range from 170 to 2,140 m and grows up to 400 mm in length. Bathynomus giganteus was found for the fIrst time in 1878 off the coast of Dry Tortugas in the Gulf of Mexico and is reported to have distribution off Gulf of Mexico; Atlantic Ocean; Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea (Brusca et at. 1995).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:giant isopod
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Isopod
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:6050
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:04 Nov 2010 17:13
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 12:50

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