The first record of the rare stenopodidean shrimp Engystenopus palmipes Alcock & Anderson, 1894 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Southeastern Arabian Sea, India

Apreshgi, K P ; Padate, V P ; Cubelio, S S ; Saravanane, N

Abstract

In this paper, the first observation of a rare deep-water stenopodidean shrimp, Engystenopus palmipes Alcock & Anderson, 1894 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Southeastern Arabia Sea, India, supplemented with notes on its diagnosis, and geographical distribution, is reported. A single specimen of E.palmipes was collected using Expo model trawl net onboardthe Fisheries Oceanographic Research Vessel Sagar Sampadafrom a depth of 610 meters. Previously reported from the WesternPacific, Australia, Madagascar, and off Sri Lanka, this is the firstreport to the Indian waters.

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Arabian Sea, Deep-sea, Engystenopus, Spongicolidae, Taxonomy

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