Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 61 Issue 2

New record of Alpheus bisincisus De Haan, 1844 (Caridea: Alpheidae) from the west coast of India


S. Ramachandran, Sijo Varghese, N. Unnikrishnan, D. K. Gulati, A. E. Ayoob and L. Ramalingam

The snapping shrimp Alpheus bisincisus De Hann, 1844 is reported for the first time from the southwest coast of India. Three specimens (one male and two females) were caught during demersal trawling survey conducted in areas between 9°40.7’N; 76° 05.8’E and 9°45.1’N; 76° 03.9’E at 33 m depth. The specimens were hidden in coral rocks sampled by the trawl net. The morphometric measurements of all the specimens sampled are compared with those of existing records from various parts of the world and the data are discussed. 


snapping shrimp, Alpheus bisincisus, coral rock, new record, bottom trawl, southwest coast.


Date : 30-03-2020