An updated checklist of shrimps on the Indian coast

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Vijay Kumar Deepak Samuel
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6441-0127
Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4161-5648
Pandian Krishnan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3776-631X
Chermapandi Parthiban
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2982-6319
Veeramuthu Sekar
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3023-6383
Kanagaraj Chamundeeswari
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7183-5337
Titus Immanuel
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6073-0249
Patro Shesdev
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5986-0940
Ramachandran Purvaja
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2471-7746
Ramachandran Ramesh

Abstract

This study reports an updated checklist of marine shrimps found along the Indian coast, including the Lakshadweep and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  A total of 364 species classified under 128 genera belonging to the order Decapoda is reported, thus adding 27 species to the existing checklist of 337 species.  Marine shrimps are classified under two suborders of the order Decapoda, viz., Dendrobranchiata and Pleocyemata, and the two suborders account for 155 (42.6 %) and 209 species (57.4 %) of these 364 species, respectively.  Pleocyemata is represented by three infraorders, viz., Axiidea, Caridea and Stenopodidea, while Caridea has a maximum of 199 reported species. Among the 12 superfamilies, Penaeoidea contributed to 38.13% (135 species) followed by Paleaemonidea with 18.07% (64 species).  All other superfamilies were found to contribute less than 12%.  Superfamilies, Bresilloidea and Psalidopodoidea had only single species representatives (0.28% each).  The final list was compiled after reviewing all existing literature including monographs, catalogues, checklists, websites and fishery reports. The scientific names were validated with the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database.  A total of 25 issues were identified from the previous checklist out of which 19 species have been updated with the correct, accepted names and six species have been removed from the previous list.

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Samuel, V.K.D., Sreeraj, C.R., Krishnan, P., Parthiban, C., Sekar, V., Chamundeeswari, K., Immanuel, T., Shesdev, P., Purvaja, R. and Ramesh, R. 2016. An updated checklist of shrimps on the Indian coast. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 7 (Jul. 2016), 8977–8988. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2628.8.7.8977-8988.
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Author Biographies

Vijay Kumar Deepak Samuel, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Scientist D

Chemmencheri Ramakrishnan Sreeraj, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Scientist C

Pandian Krishnan, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Scientist E and Project Lead i/c

Chermapandi Parthiban, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Project Assistant - CoMBINe Database Project

Veeramuthu Sekar, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Project Assistant - CoMBINe Database Project

Kanagaraj Chamundeeswari, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Project Assistant - CoMBINe Database Project

Titus Immanuel, Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair

Fisheries Sciences Division, CIARI

Project Fellow

Patro Shesdev, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Conservation of Coastal and Marine Resources Division

Scientist B

Ramachandran Purvaja, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Futursitic Research Division

Scientist G and Division Chair CMR Division

Ramachandran Ramesh, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Director

 

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