Main Article Content
This study reports an updated checklist of marine shrimps found along the Indian coast, including the Lakshadweep and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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).Â All other superfamilies were found to contribute less than 12%.Â Superfamilies, Bresilloidea and Psalidopodoidea had only single species representatives (0.28% each).Â 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.Â 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.
Authors own the copyright to the articles published in JoTT. This is indicated explicitly in each publication. The authors grant permission to the publisher Wildlife Information Liaison Development (WILD) Society to publish the article in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The authors recognize WILD as the original publisher, and to sell hard copies of the Journal and article to any buyer. JoTT is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which allows authors to retain copyright ownership. Under this license the authors allow anyone to download, cite, use the data, modify, reprint, copy and distribute provided the authors and source of publication are credited through appropriate citations (e.g., Son et al. (2016). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the southeastern Truong Son Mountains, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7): 8953–8969. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.27188.8.131.5253-8969). Users of the data do not require specific permission from the authors or the publisher.
Alcock, A. (1901). A descriptive catalogue of Indian deep-sea Crustacea, Decapoda, Macrura and Anomala in the Indian Museum. Calcutta, India: Baptist Mission Press p 286. Abello P, Valladares F J, Castellon (1988). Analysis of the structure of crustacean assemblages off the Catlan coast (North-West Mediterranean). Mar Biol 98: 39-49.
Alcock, A & Anderson A.R. (1894). Natural history notes from H.M. Indian Marine Survey Ship â€œInvestigatorâ€. Series II, No. 14. An account of a recent collection of deep-sea Crustacea from the Bay of Bengal and Laccadive Sea. The journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 63: 141-185.
Alcock, A & Anderson A.R. (1899). Natural History Notes from H.M. Royal Indian Marine Survey Ship â€œInvestigator,â€ series III, No.22: An Account of the Deep-Sea Crustacea, dredged during the Surveying Season of 1897-98. Annals & magazine of natural history 3: 278-292.
Anon. (2014). Handbook on Fisheries Statistics. Fishery Survey of India, Mumbai, 166.
Chakraborthy, R.D. (2013). Deep sea prawns. In: J. Jose & L. Pillai (eds), Training Programme on â€˜Taxonomy and identification of commercially important crustaceans of Indiaâ€™. â€“ Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Publication, Kochi, India. pp. 107-131.
George, M.J. (1966). On a collection of the penaeid shrimp from the offshore waters off the south-west coast of India. Proceeding of the Symposium on Crustacea, J Mar Biol Asso of India, p. 1: 337 - 346.
DAHDF. (2014). Annual Report 2013-14. Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
De Grave, S. (2015). Thinora maldivensis Borradaile, 1915. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marineSpecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails &id=515341 on 2015-04-08.
Devi, L.S. (1980). Notes on three Caridean prawns from Kakinada. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 22 (1&2): 169 â€“ 173.
Fransen, C and De Grave, S. (2015). Penaeus. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marineSpecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=106822 on 2015-03-11.
Fransen, C. (2015a). Alcockpenaeopsis hungerfordii (Alcock, 1905). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marineSpecies.org/aphia.php?p=tax details&id=584932 on 2015-03-11.
Fransen, C. (2015b). Batepenaeopsis venusta (de Man, 1907). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marineSpecies.org/aphia.php?p=tax details&id=584940 on 2015-03-11.
Fransen, C. (2015c). Cerataspis. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marineSpecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=589793 on 2015-03-11.
Fransen, C. (2015d). Hippolytidae Spence Bate, 1888. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id= 106 777 on 2015-04-10.
Fransen, C. (2015e). Acanthephyridae Spence Bate, 1888. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id= 585943 on 2015-08-14.
Jayachandran, K.V. (2005). The biodiversity of palaemonid prawns from Indian Seas (in Hindi); pp 21-28, in: Aspects of Aquatic Biodiversity. Cochin, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.
Jayachandran, K.V. (2010). Indian palaemonid decapod crustaceans: taxonomic status, research challenges and conservation needs. The Indian J Anim Sci 80(4)13:46-52.
Karuppasamy, P.K, Menon, N. G, Nair K.K.C & Achuthankutty, C.T. (2006). Distribution and abundance of pelagic shrimps from the deep scattering layer of the eastern Arabian Sea. J Shellfish Research 25 (3): 1013-1019.
Kathirvel, M, Thirumilu, P & Gokul, A. (2007). Indian penaeid shrimps - their biodiversity and economical values. In: National symposium on Conservation and Valuation of Marine Biodiversity. Kolkata, Zoological Survey of India. pp. 161 â€“ 176.
Kemp, S. (1925). Notes on Crustacea Decapoda in the Indian Museum, XVII: On various Caridea. Records of Indian Museum 27(4): 249-344.
Kunju, M.M. (1960). On a new records of five Species of Penaeidae (Decapoda: Macrura Penaeidae) on the West Coast of India. J Mari Biol Asso India 2(1): 82-84.
Kurup, M.B, Radhika Rajasree & Venu, S. (2008). Distribution of deep sea prawns off Kerala. J Mari Biol Asso India 50 (2): 122â€“126.
Mohamed, K.H & Suseelan (1973). Deep-sea prawn resources off the South-West Coast of India. Proceeding of the Symposium on Living Resources of the Seas around India 614-633.
Muthu, M.S & George, M.J. (1971). Solenocera indica Nataraj, one of the commercially important penaeid prawns of Indian waters as a synonym of Solenocera crassicornis (H. Milne Edwards). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 13: 142-143.
Prakash, S., Babu, I., Gopi, M., Ajithkumar,T. T & Balasubramanyam, T. (2011). Discovery of the shrimp Pycnocaris chagoae Bruce, 1972 (Decapoda: Caridea: Gnathophyllidae) in the Lakshadweep Archipelago. Zootaxa 2988: 66-68.
Radhakrishnan, E.V., Deshmukh, V.D., Maheshwarudu, G., Jose Joseleen, Dineshbabu, A.P., Philipose, K.K., Sarada, P.T., Lakshmi Pillai, S., Saleela, K.N., Rekhadevi Chakraborthy, Gyanaranjan Dash, Sajeev, C.K., Thirumilu, P., Sridhara, B., Muniyappa, Y., Sawant, A. D., Vadiya, G., Dias Jhony, R., Verma, J.B., Baby, P.K., Unniakrishnan, Ramachandran, N.P., Variamani, A., Palanichany, A., Radhakriashnan, M & Raju, B. (2012). Prawn fauna (Crustacea: Decapoda) of India - An annotated checklist of the Penaeoid, Sergestoid, Stenopodid and Caridean prawns. J Mari Biol Asso India 54 (1): 50-72.
Rajakumaran, P & Vaseeharan, B. (2014). Survey on Penaeidae Shrimp Diversity and Exploitation in South East Coast of India. Fish and Aqua Journal 5: 103.
Rao, G.S. (1984). On a collection of two Species of pelagic penaeids (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the oceanic waters of the South-West Arabian Sea. J Mari Biol Asso India 26: 165-166.
Ravindrananth, K,. (1989). Taxonomic status of the Coromandel shrimp, Parapenaeopsis stylifera coromandelica Alcock (Decapoda, Penaeidae). Crustaceana 57: 258-262.
Shanis, R., Akhilesh, K.V., Hashim Manjebrayakath, Ganga, U & Pillai, N.G.K. (2012). Shrimps of the family Pandalidae (Caridea) from Indian waters, with new distributional record of Plesionika adensameri (Balss, 1914). J Mari Biol Asso India 54 (1): 45-49.
Silas, E.G & Muthu, M.S. (1976). Notes on a collection of penaeid prawns from the Andamans. J Mari Biol Asso India 18: 78-90.
SOFIA. (2014). Opportunities and Challenges. The Sate of World Fisheries Aquaculture
Susleelan, C. (1996). Crustacean biodiversity, conservation and management; In: N.D. Menon, & C.S.G. Pillai (Eds.), Marine Biodiversity: Conservation and management. Cochin, CMFRI. pp. 41-65.
Suseelan, C & Mohamed, K.H. (1968). On the occurrence of Plesionike ensis (A.M.Edw) (Pandalidae, Crustacea) in the Arabian Sea with notes on its biology and fishery potentialities. Journal of Marine Biological Association of India 10 (1): 88 â€“ 94.
Thomas, M.M. (1979). On a collection of deep sea decapod crustaceans from the Gulf of Mannar. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India 21: 41-44.
Wood- Mason, J & Alcock, A. (1891). Natural history notes from H.M. Indian Marine Survey Steamer â€œInvestigatorâ€, Commander R.F. Hoskyn, R.N., commanding. Series II, No. 1. On the results of deep-sea dredging during the season 1890-1891. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6 (8): 268-386.