Metapenaeus kutchensis sp.nov., a penaeid prawn from the Gulf of Kutch

George, P C and George, M J and Rao, P Vedavyasa (1963) Metapenaeus kutchensis sp.nov., a penaeid prawn from the Gulf of Kutch. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 5 (2). pp. 284-288.

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While examining a collection of prawns from the Gulf of Kutch, the authors found that some of the specimens do not fully conform with any of the known Indo-Pacific species of the genus Metapenaeus. The dominant species reported from the commercial catches of this region (Srivatsa 1953 and Lakumb 1960) is Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricius. A careful study of the material has shown that although the specimens possess certain characters of M. monoceros they reveal several striking features that are not shared by this species. Since the characteristics of these specimens do not correspond with those of any species described so far, the authors have decided to describe the material discussed hereunder as a new species of the genus Metapenaeus Wood-Mason & Alcock.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metapenaeus kutchensis; penaeid prawn; Gulf of Kutch; prawn
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 09:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:09

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