Generic Characters of Metapenaeopsis Bouvier, 1905

Maheswarudu, G and Pillai, S Lakshmi (2011) Generic Characters of Metapenaeopsis Bouvier, 1905. In: Handbook of Prawns. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 45-50.

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This genus is distributed in the Atlantic, American Pacific and Indo-West Pacific. The American species of Metapenaeopsis were investigated by Burkenroad (1934) who redefined the taxon and reduced it to a subgenus of the genus Penaeopsis. Isabel Perez Farfante (1971) treated Metapenaeopsis as a separate genus rather than as a subgenus of Penaeopsis following Kubo (1949) who concluded that these shrimps possess a number of characters of generic rank. The asymmetrical petasma is unique and undoubtedly the most outstanding generic character.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Generic Characters; Metapenaeopsis Bouvier
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 10:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:53

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