Generic Characters of Metapenaeus Wood-Mason, 1891

Deshmukh, V D (2011) Generic Characters of Metapenaeus Wood-Mason, 1891. In: Handbook of Prawns. Radhakrishnan, E V and Josileen, Jose and Pillai, S Lakshmi,(eds.) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 27-36.

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Abstract

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
ID Code:9057
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Oct 2012 16:02
Last Modified:19 Oct 2012 16:02

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