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Sicyonia Parajaponica, A Rare Record of Rock Shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeoidea: Sicyoniidae), off Thoothukudi Coast of Gulf of Mannar  

T. Vaitheeswaran
Tilapia Project-Hatchery Technical and Head, Victoria Treasures Limited, BUGABO BAY GARUGA on Victoria lake, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 12   doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0012
Received: 13 Jul., 2017    Accepted: 08 Aug., 2017    Published: 15 Aug., 2017
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Vaitheeswaran T., 2017, Sicyonia parajaponica, a rare record of rock shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeoidea: Sicyoniidae), off Thoothukudi coast of Gulf of Mannar, International Journal of Aquaculture, 7(12): 83-85 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2017.07.0012)


Earlier records of deep sea rock shrimp Sicyonia parajaponica are from off Chennai, northern part of southeast coast and off Kollam, southwest coast of India. The present report of Sicyonia parajaponica off Thoothukudi waters in Gulf of Mannar extends its distribution further south along southeast coast. It occurred at a depth of 310 m. It has been reported from Gulf of Aden, Phuket in the Andaman Sea, the Philippines, Australia, China and Taiwan.

Sicyonia parajaponica; Sicyoniidae; Thoothukudi coast; Gulf of Mannar
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