First record of the reef lobster Enoplometopus macrodontus Chan and Ng, 2008 from Indian waters

Radhakrishnan, E V and Pillai, S Lakshmi and Rajool Shanis, C P and Radhakrishnan, M (2011) First record of the reef lobster Enoplometopus macrodontus Chan and Ng, 2008 from Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (2). pp. 264-267.

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Abstract

The reef lobster Enoplometopus macrodontus was caught during the deep sea trawl operations off Chavakkad from a depth of 320 m. About ten specimens were landed at the Kalamukku Fishing Harbour, Kochi. The carapace length was 66-75 mm and weight was 79.3-94.2 g. This is the first report of the species in the Indian waters. The species has a smooth carapace with hair on the abdomen, chelipeds and telson. The morphological characters along with colour pattern are described

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:reef lobster; Enoplometopidae; Indian waters
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:8845
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 09:42
Last Modified:28 Dec 2013 10:51

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