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A new record of deep-sea caridean shrimp Plesionika narval (Decapoda:\ud Pandalidae) from the south west coast of India

By Rekha D Chakraborty, G Kuberan, P Purushothaman, G Maheswarudu and P K Baby


Pandalid shrimp, Plesionika narval (Fabricius,\ud 1787) was recorded from trawl fishing off Kochi\ud (9°59’ N 76°14’E), Kerala, south-west coast of India.\ud The specimens were obtained from deep-sea shrimp\ud trawlers operated at a depth range of 250-300 m.\ud Samples were collected from the Kalamuku Landing\ud Centre on 4th April 2014. 14 males and 12 females\ud in good condition were segregated from the mixed\ud deep-sea shrimp doscards and their measurements\ud recorded (Table 1). Body was transparently pinkred\ud in colour with a pair of sub dorsal and lateral\ud red margined white stripes extending along almost\ud entire body length from anterior carapace to\ud posterior abdomen

Topics: Crustacean Fisheries
Publisher: Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Year: 2015
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