Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 43 Issue 1&2

On the occurrence of Dorippidae zoea in Parangipettai coastal waters.

S. M. Raffi, P. S. Lyla and S. Ajmal Khan

From the brachyuran zoea collected from Parangipettai coastal waters, few were found surprisingly different from others with the extraordinarily elongated rostral and dorsal spines and peculiar nature of telson armature. The identity was established as that of Dorippidae zoea. The zoea showed pronounced similarity to Dorippid zoea collected from elsewhere  except the presence of a paired posterolateral spines in abdominal somite five.

Date : 30-12-2001