Introduction : Handbook of Prawns

Radhakrishnan, E V and Josileen, Jose and Kathirvel, M (2011) Introduction : Handbook of Prawns. In: Handbook of Prawns. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 1-14.

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The suborder Dendrobranchiata constitute a diverse group of marine decapods with over 533 species under 68 genera ( De Grave and Fransen, 2011). Globally distributed, and inhabiting both shallow waters and abyssal zones below 5000 m, they occupy different trophic levels of the food chain at various water depths in the ocean (Pérez Farfante and Kensley, 1997). This group includes most of the prawns of high economic value that account for over one-third of the annual wild crustacean catch (FAO, 2009).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawns; crustacea; penaeid prawns
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 10:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:53

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