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Edible Crustaceans of Nagapattinam, Southeast Coast of India

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J. Gopalsamy, R. Dineshkumar, A. Arumugam, S. Bragadeeswaran



Edible crustaceans, diversity, Population density, Nagapattinam coast.



India is blessed with extensive coastline and diverse ecosystems. It is one of the major sea food producing countries and occupies the third place among them. The demand of the sea food is increasing steadily day by day. The fishing activities have been intensified to fulfill the need of growing global population. It is very essential to study the present scenario of the edible crustaceans diversity for the proper management and conservation. In the present study nearly 22 species belonging to 4 families of prawns, 6 species belonging to 2 families of lobsters, 9 species belonging to 2 families of crabs were collected from Nagapattinam coast. The maximum population density was observed during post monsoon and summer months. Species diversity, species richness and evenness were also maximum during summer and minimum during monsoon months. Among crustaceans prawn population was more than that of crabs followed by lobsters.



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