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-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > 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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