Parapenaeus investigatoris   Alcock & Anderson,  1899 (Shrimp)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Penaeidae

Description
Size: Male 62-76 mm TL, female 73-82 mm TL; carapace length: Male 14-15 mm, female 18 mm.

Rostrum slightly tilted upwards but showing a distinct concavity dorsally and armed with 6-7 teeth in addition to the epigastric tooth placed at 1/3 the length of the carapace from the anterior, overreaching the eye in female but a little shorter in male. Epipodites absent on the last three pereiopods. The 5th pereiopod extends to 3/4 the length of the scaphocerite. The 6th pleon segment is a little over twice the length of the 5th segment and longer than the telson by 1/3 of its length. The telson is much shorter than the endopodites of the uropod.


Synonym (s)
Parapenaeus investigatoris Ramadan, 1938
Parapenaeus investigatoris Kubo, 1949
Parapenaeus investigatoris Barnard, 1947
Parapenaeus investigatoris Barnard, 1950

Common Name (s)
• Explorer Rose Shrimp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.41) (Long: 75.66) INDIA (Depth: 320.04-338.32 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Pulicat INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• Gulf of Aden (Depth: 402.33 mts)
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Kerala, Off Alleppey INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Off South West Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1968) (Depth: 180-450 mts)
• South West Coast INDIA
• South East Coast INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Holthuis, LB (1980) FAO species catalogue. Vol. 1 Shrimps and prawns of the world. An annotated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries FAO Fisheries Synopsis - S125Vol.01 FAO, Rome 1 1-271 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ac477e/ac477e00.htm
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  • Mohamed, KH (1973) Penaeid prawn resources of India Proceedings of the symposium on living resources of the seas around India, CMFRI, Cochin 548-556 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2746/1/Article_39.pdf
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • George, MJ (1969) Taxonomic considerations and General distribution Prawn fisheries of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 14 5-48 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/590/1/Bulletin_14.pdf
  • Silas, EG (1969) Part-1 Exploratory otter trawling surveys by R.V. Varuna and other vessels operating in association with her from the continental shelf edge and the upper continental slope off the south-west coast of India Exploratory fishing by R.V. Varuna Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 12 7-51 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/657/2/Bulletin_No_12_1.pdf
  • George, MJ (1972) Zoogeographic distribution of Indian penaeidae Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 1 89-93 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kurian, CV and Sebastian, VO (2002) The Indian prawns of commercial importance Prawns and prawn fisheries of India Hindustan publishing corporation 74-96 Available at - NIO, Goa
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