Post larvae of penaeid prawns of southwest coast of India with a key to their identification

Mohamed, K H and Rao, P Vedavyasa and George, M J (1967) Post larvae of penaeid prawns of southwest coast of India with a key to their identification. FAO World Scientific Conference on the Biology and Culture of Shrimps and Prawns. pp. 1-15.


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The commercial fisheries for penaeid prawns of the southwest coast of India are supported by several species that often oocur simultaneously. It is a known fact that these prawns -breed in the sea and their planktonic larvae enter the estuaries and backwaters as they transform into late or postlarval stages. The establishment of the correct identity of the postlarval forms of each of the constituents of this multispecies fishery is essential in order to understand the dyna~ics of the juvenile and adult populations. This is particularly so, when the juveniles as well as adults are subjected to commercial exploitation. Differentiation of these developinB stages into their respective species has been rendered difficult owing to their apparent similarities in shape, size and habits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post larvae; penaeid prawns; southwest coast of India; key for identification
Subjects: Eggs and Larvae
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 11:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42

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