A Study on the Zoogeography of Indian PenaeidaeAngsuman Chanda*
Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Raja NL Khan Women’s College, Gope Palace, Midnapur, Paschim Medinipur-721 102, WB, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Angsuman Chanda
Post Graduate Department of Zoology
Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College
Gope Palace, Midnapur, Paschim Medinipur-721 102
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 21, 2016; Accepted date: December 06, 2016; Published date: December 12, 2016
Citation: Chanda A (2016) A Study on the Zoogeography of Indian Penaeidae. J Marine Sci Res Dev 6:217. doi: 10.4172/2155-9910.1000217
Copyright: © 2016 Chanda A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
From the distributional point of view of Penaeid prawn, Indian region in the present study is divided into three main sub-regions viz., East Coast, West Coast including Laccadive-Minicoy Islands and Andaman Islands. Present study also records existence of 79 species in the coastalwater of India. Out of 79 species 9 are endemic, 24 are common in east coast, west coast and Andaman Islands; 16 species are restricted to East coast, 13 are restricted to west coast, 2 are restricted to Laccadiv Islands, 3 species are restricted to Andaman Islands only. Global Analysis shows that most species are distributed within Indo-West Pacific region and only 6 species are distributed up to east Atlantic region. A statistical analysis based on the distribution of prawn shows more moderate similarity between east coast and west coast in India and strong similarity between sub-region 1 and 4 of Indo-West Pacific indicates that the Indian species are more common with Indonesian and Indo-Malaysian than East African species.