Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 49 Issue 1
Fishery and biology of the Flamingo shrimp Parapenaeus longipes (Alcock,1705) off Veraval
Rekha Devi Chakraborty and B.P.Thumber
The Flamingo shrimp Parapenaeus longipes (Alcock, 1705) contributed to nearly 4 % and 6 % of penaeid
shrimp landings at Veraval during 2004 and 2005 respectively. In both the years the females dominated the
catch with a mean size = 80 mm in most of the cases. Relationship between length and weight was significantly
different (p < 0.05) in the sexes. Spent females formed 51 % in 2004 while late maturing constituted 42% in
2005. Though the minimum size at maturity was 81-85 mm, majority of the females were found to be mature
at 86-90 mm and above. Females dominated during both the years. Gradual increase in landings was
observed from February to April, 2004, but it was reverse during the same period in 2005.
Date : 23-02-2008