Potential Ornamental Marine Brachyuran Crabs available off Chennai

Pillai, S Lakshmi and Kizhakudan, Joe K and Thirumilu, P (2013) Potential Ornamental Marine Brachyuran Crabs available off Chennai. Fishing Chimes, 33 (4). pp. 70-73.



Thirty one potential ornamental, marine brachyuran crabs belonging to eleven families, namely Calappidae, Corystidae, Dorippidae, Dromiidae, Epialtidae, Galenidae, Leucosiidae, Matutidae, Parthenopidae, Portunidae and Xanthidae, landed by trawlers at Chennai Fisheries Harbour are reported. Their morphological/colour pattern, length range in the fishery and season of occurrence are given. Majority of these crabs are used as raw material in fish and poultry meal preparation. Their attractive colour and morphological features make them good candidates for aquarium purpose.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:crustacea; Ornamental Marine Brachyuran Crabs; Chennai
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:7148
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:29 Jan 2011 10:04
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 15:30

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