First record of the scyllarid lobster Scyllarides tridacnophaga from Chennai coast

Kizhakudan, Joe K and Krishnamurthy, S and Thiagu, R (2013) First record of the scyllarid lobster Scyllarides tridacnophaga from Chennai coast. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (211). p. 13.

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    Abstract

    Bottom set gillnet operations for crabs is a common fishing practice along Chennai coast which also brings in catches of sciaenids, flatfishes and rays. One specimen of the giant clam killer lobster, Scyllarides tridacnophaga Holthuis, 1967 (Infraorder: Palinuridea; Superfamily Palinuroidea; Family: Scyllaridae) was obtained in a bottom set gillnet cast at 20 fathoms off Kovalam, Chennai, during July 2011. Although this species has been reported earlier from Rameswaram and from the west coast, this is the first report from Chennai coast. The species is known to be distributed in the Indo-West Pacifc region, from East Africa, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Pakistan to the west coast of Thailand.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: First record; scyllarid lobster; Scyllarides tridacnophaga; Chennai coast
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    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 10:15
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9376

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