Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 41 Issue 1&2

Some observations on Lucifer faxoni Borradaile (Crustacea: Decapoda: Sergestidae) collected from a tidal estuary.

C. Sankarankutty and F.E.N.V. Barca

A study of Lucifer faxoni conducted within the estuary of Potengi, Natal, Brazil, utilizing the pier of "Base Naval" showed that these planktonic organisms were present in the zooplankton samples throughout the day, though they were more abundant towards the evening when they enter the estuary with the incoming tide. All size groups were represented in the sample but a great majority of specimens were in the size (length of “neck”) range of 0.81 mm to 1.10 mm (male and female)

Date : 30-12-1999