Generic Characters of Metapenaeopsis Bouvier, 1905

Maheswarudu, G and Pillai, S Lakshmi (2011) Generic Characters of Metapenaeopsis Bouvier, 1905. In: Handbook of Prawns. Radhakrishnan, E V and Josileen, Jose and Pillai, S Lakshmi,(eds.) 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
ID Code:9059
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Oct 2012 16:01
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 15:50

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