Species Metapenaeus kutchensis

Kizhakudan, Joe K and Dineshbabu, A P (2013) Species Metapenaeus kutchensis. In: Handbook of Marine Prawns of India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 359-363.

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    Abstract

    Metapenaeus kutchensis George, George and Rao, 1963 is a commercially important penaeid prawn, endemic to the Gujarat coast of India (George et al., 1963). The dominant species reported from the commercial catches of the Gulf of Kutchch region till 1963 was Metapenaeus monoceros (Srivatsa, 1953; Lakumb, 1960 and Ramamurthy, 1963a). On a detailed scrutiny of the characteristics, it was found that although the species possesses certain characters of M. monoceros, it reveals several striking features that are not shared with other species. Since the characteristics of this species do not correspond with those of any other species described so far, the species was described as a new species of the genus Metapenaeus.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn Fisheries; Metapenaeus kutchensis
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 08:59
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9372

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