Misidentification in fishery: the case of deep-sea pandalid shrimp Plesionika spinipes (Spence Bate, 1888) from Indian waters  

C.P. Rajool Shanis , EV Radhakrishnan , U Ganga , NGK Pillai
1.Present Address: National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, CMFRI Campus, Cochin-18, India 2.Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, P.B. No. 1603, Cochin–682 018, Kerala, India
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 50   
Received: 24 Jun., 2014    Accepted: 25 Jul., 2014    Published: 20 Aug., 2014
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Plesionika Spence Bate, 1888 is the most species diverse genus in the family Pandalidae and has wide geographic distribution all over the world. Plesionika spinipes Spence Bate, 1888 is one of the most important shrimps in the commercial deep-sea shrimp trawl fleet in the southern coast of India. The present study confirms that all previous records of P. spinipes in Indian fishery correspond to the closely similar species P. quasigrandis Chace, 1985. A table of morphological characters separating both species is provided.

Deep-sea shrimp; Misidentification; Pandalidae; Plesionika; India

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