Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 49 Issue 1
Extension in the distributional range of long-legged spiny lobster, Panulirus longipes longipes (A.Milne Edwards, 1868) along the southeast coast of India
S.Lakshmi Pillai and P.Thirumilu
The long-legged spiny lobster, Panulirus longipes longipes, a subspecies of P.longipes is reported for the
first time off Chennai extending its distributional range to the north of Gulf of Mannar, on the east coast.
Morphological features and colour pattern of this specimen is in conformity with the earlier description of the
species from Indian waters. This lobster occurs only in stray numbers along the Indian coast.
Date : 23-02-2008