First records of sponge-dwelling shrimp Synalpheus coutierei Banner, 1953 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the west coast of India

  • Barkha Purohit Marine Biodiversity and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390002, Gujarat, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7810-6441
  • Kauresh D. Vachhrajani Marine Biodiversity and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara 390002, Gujarat, India
Keywords: Alpheidae, new record, Synalpheus coutierei, west coast of India, sponge-dwelling shrimp

Abstract

The occurrence of the two pairs of mature sponge dwelling shrimp Synalpheus coutierei Banner, 1953 is reported first time from the west coast in Gujarat, India. This species is previously reported from the east coast of India. The detailed morphological characteristic and distribution of the species are given in the paper.

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Published
2020-05-20
How to Cite
Purohit, B., & Vachhrajani, K. D. (2020). First records of sponge-dwelling shrimp Synalpheus coutierei Banner, 1953 (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the west coast of India. Journal of Fisheries, 8(2), 854-857. Retrieved from http://journal.bdfish.org/index.php/fisheries/article/view/JFish20160