Distribution and abundance of mysid shrimps (Crustacea: Mysidacea) in the Northern Indian Ocean.

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dc.contributor.author Biju, A.
dc.contributor.author Jagadeesan, L.
dc.contributor.author Panampunnayil, S.U.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-06T11:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-06T11:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Marine Biology Research, vol.10(7); 2014; 694–711.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/4520
dc.description.abstract The distribution and abundance of mysids were studied based on materials collected from the upper 1000 m of the Northern Indian Ocean (Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of India) during the period 2002–2006. A greater abundance of mysids occurred in the Arabian Sea (48.6% of the total mysid population) compared to the Bay of Bengal (24.8%) and the Andaman Sea (26.6%). Both bathymetry and hydrography are important factors influencing mysid distribution and abundance. In the Arabian Sea, maximum mysid abundance occurred during the inter-monsoon (IM) period, but in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea abundance was highest during the northeast monsoon (NEM). Twenty-seven species belonging to 21 genera were recorded from the study area. Maximum species richness occurred in the Arabian Sea (18) followed by the Andaman Sea (13) and the Bay of Bengal (9). Pseudanchialina pusilla was the most abundant species found (64.8% of the total mysid population) followed by Siriella gracilis. Out of the 27 species found, 13 are restricted to surface waters. Below 500 m depth only two species, Boreomysis plebeja and Giberythrops acanthura, were found. In the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, mysid abundance did not show much variation between nearshore and offshore regions.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.rights The final and definitive form of the preprint has been published in the "Marine Biology Research" © 2014 Taylor & Francis; "Marine Biology Research" is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com with open URL of article : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2013.841946. The term & condition associated with this preprint is at http://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms-and-conditions
dc.subject abundance
dc.subject crustacean fisheries
dc.subject distribution
dc.subject exclusive economic zone
dc.subject monsoons
dc.title Distribution and abundance of mysid shrimps (Crustacea: Mysidacea) in the Northern Indian Ocean.
dc.type Journal Article


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