Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 14 Issue 2

Taxonomic notes on the penaeid prawn Metapenaeopis gallensis (Pearson, 1905).

M. S. Muthu

Metapenaeopsis gallensis (Pearson) which was hitherto considered as a doubtful species appears to be a distinct species belonging to the mogiensis-sroup of non-strldulating Metapenaeopsis. The species which is recorded for the first time from Indian waters is re-described and compared with the closely related species.

Date : 30-12-1972