Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 32 Issue 1&2

Cumacea from the Visakhapatnam Coast , East Coast of India

A.Radhadevi and C. V. Kurian

The paper deals with a collection of Cumacea from 40-60 m depth, off Visakhapatnam, from a sandy and clayey ground obtained in 1980. Out of the ten species dealt with six have been previously collected from the Indian Coasts. Pseudosympodonmia indica Kurian, Cyclaspis cingulata Caiman, Iphitnoe calmani Fage and I. macrobrachium Caiman were previously obtained from the east coast of India, while Eocuma lata Caiman, E. striata sp, nov., Cyclaspis levis Thompson, Iphitnoe serrata Norman and Makrokylindrus (Coalescuma) fistularis (Caiman) are new records from the Indiar Coast. Family Bodotriidae predominates in the collection and I. calmani is the most common species in the region.

Date : 31-12-1990