Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 53 Issue 2
First record of the reef lobster Enoplometopus macrodontus Chan and Ng, 2008 from Indian waters
*E. V. Radhakrishnan, S. Lakshmi Pillai, C. P. Rajool Shanis and M. Radhakrishnan doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2011.53.2.01635-17
The reef lobster Enoplometopus macrodontus was caught during the deep sea trawl operations off Chavakkad from a depth of 320 m. About ten specimens were landed at the Kalamukku Fishing Harbour, Kochi. The carapace length was 66-75 mm and weight was 79.3-94.2 g. This is the first report of the species in the Indian waters. The species has a smooth carapace with hair on the abdomen, chelipeds and telson. The morphological characters along with colour pattern are described.
reef lobster, Enoplometopidae, Indian waters
Date : 09-02-2012