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Biarctus sordidus (Stimpson, 1860), A Rare Occurrence of Scyllarus Species, (Family: Scyllaridae: Latreille, 1852) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Scyllaridae) off Pearl Coast of Gulf of Mannar (08°38.117’N 78°30.139’E/210 m/21.7 miles)  

T. Vaitheeswaran1 , Iganatius A. Herman2
1 Victoria Treasures Limited, Bugabo Bay Garuga on Victoria lake, Plot No: 2029/2030, Kisugu, Kansnga Diplomat Zone, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
2 DMI-St. Joseph Group of Institutions, P. O. Box. 11007, Plot No. 111&113, Kibamba “B”, Mbezi Luguruni, off. Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Central Africa
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 10   doi: 10.5376/ija.2018.08.0010
Received: 09 Mar., 2018    Accepted: 09 Apr., 2018    Published: 20 Apr., 2018
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Vaitheeswaran T., and Herman I.A, 2018, Biarctus sordidus (Stimpson, 1860), a rare occurrence of scyllarus species, (Family: Scyllaridae: Latreille, 1852) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Scyllaridae) off pearl coast of Gulf of Mannar (08°38.117’N 78°30.139’E/210 m/21.7 miles), International Journal of Aquaculture, 8(10): 73-76 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2018.08.0010)



Deep sea investigation of marine scyllarid lobster Biarctus sordidus (Stimpson, 1860) are recorded pearl coast of Gulf of Mannar, part of east and west coast of India. Only one specimen, the seasonal occurrence and very rare reported here. Incidental by-catch specimen between 08°38.117’N, 78°30.139’E, 21.7 miles, the ranges at a depth of 210 m. Further investigation is being needed to be assessing the scyllarid fisheries resource management and biodiversity of scyllarid lobsters, off pearl coast of India.

Scyllarid lobster; Biarctus sordidus; Pearl coast of Gulf of Mannar
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