Parasites of shrimps and crabs from the Chennai coast

Pillai, S Lakshmi and Thirumilu, P (2010) Parasites of shrimps and crabs from the Chennai coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Series (204). pp. 19-20.


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Bopyrids and Sacculina are typical parasites of crustaceans especially in shrimps and crabs. Bopyrids form the largest family of isopods and attach themselves to the gills of shrimps. Sacculina belongs to the order, Rhizocephala, an order of specialised barnacles. They are found as a mass of tissue, extending from the abdomen of crabs, this portion being termed as ‘externa’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parasites; shrimps; crabs; Chennai coast
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010 10:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:38

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