Generic Characters of Metapenaeus Wood-Mason, 1891

Deshmukh, V D (2011) Generic Characters of Metapenaeus Wood-Mason, 1891. In: Handbook of Prawns. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 27-36.

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Integument variably pubescent, sometimes almost entirely glaborous; rostrum armed with dorsal teeth only; epigastric tooth often conspicuously separated from first rostral tooth; orbital and pterygostomian spines lacking; antennal and hepatic spine pronounced; gastro-orbital carina absent; hepatic sulcus anterior to hepatic spine well-defined and accompanied by ventral carina often descending almost vertically from spine then turning towards pterygostomian angle; sulcus posterior to hepatic spine ill defined or absent; sixth abdominal somite bearing single continuous cicatrix, or latter interrupted into two or three parts; telson lacking fixed subapical spines but bearing movable, sometimes minute and very numerous posterolateral ones.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Generic Characters; Metapenaeus Wood-Mason
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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