Survey on Penaeidae Shrimp Diversity and Exploitation in South East Coast of IndiaPerumal Rajakumaran and Baskralingam Vaseeharan*
Department of Animal Health and Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630003, Tamil Nadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Baskralingam Vaseeharan
Crustacean Molecular Biology & Genomics lab
Department of Animal Health and Management
Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630003
Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 25, 2014; Accepted date: August 28, 2014; Published date: September 05, 2014
Citation: Rajakumaran P, Vaseeharan B (2014) Survey on Penaeidae Shrimp Diversity and Exploitation in South East Coast of India. Fish Aquac J 5:103. doi:10.4172/ 2150-3508.1000103
Copyright: © 2014 Rajakumaran P, et al. 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.
The assessment of Penaeidae species diversity in a particular region is very important in formulating
conservation strategies. In the present study, the survey on diversity of Penaeidae species in south east coast of India has been assessed on the basis of landing of variety of species in this group. Penaeidae species were collected from various main landing centers of south east coast of India for three years. Identification and nomenclature was done based on previously published literature. Among the 59 species observed, the Penaeus semisulcatus, Penaeus monodon and Fenneropenaeus indicus were found mostly in all landing centers. As first and foremost, the Metapenaeus papuensis, Metapenaeus anchistus, Metapenaeopsis wellsi, Parapenaeopsis sinica (Kishinouyepenaeopsis amicus), Parapenaeopsis hungerfordi, Parapenaeopsis venusta, Parapenaeopsis coromandelica, Parapenaeopsis gracillima, Trachysalambria longipes and Parapenaeus lanceolatus landed in south
east coast of India. As far as Penaeidae shrimp diversity is good in south east coast region of India, and needed the fishing site and mesh size regulation to protect the juvenile and adult of Penaeidae from inshore and offshore catching.